Crystal Palace’s Martin Kelly has signed a contract extension keeping him at the club until June 2021 and Eagles fans are all of the same opinion.
The 27-year-old defender has been at the club since his £1.8million move from Liverpool in 2014 and has played over 100 games in the blue and red scoring once.
Speaking of the contract extension Kelly said:
“I’ve loved every minute.
“Watching in the first couple of seasons the people in front of me, I've learnt a lot from them. When the chance has come for me, I've enjoyed playing with some top-class defenders.
“As a centre-half, the experience is coming now. I've been given chance over the past couple of seasons to play there and I feel like each game I'm learning.
“Being part of a squad that's remained in the Premier League since I came, that's been a real challenge.”
Adored by the fans for his ‘no-nonsense’ defending Kelly has been a bit-part player this season, deputising across the back-line for the favoured Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Mamadou Sakho, James Tomkins and Patrick van Aanholt.
Palace fans were all in unison with their thoughts of the signing:
Great to see @MartinKelly1990 has signed an extension. He is an excellent squad player and I can honestly say I never use to be a fan but last few seasons he’s been great when called upon and you never see him complaining ???????????? #cpfc— HedgeHog (@muller_cpfc) February 22, 2019