Lloyd Kelly ready to impress


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New Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly says he will hit the ground running next season after completing his move from Bristol City.

The England Under-21 international will be playing in the top flight after the Cherries reportedly agreed to pay £13million for his services.

Kelly made 38 appearances for the Robins during two seasons in the Championship and his performances attracted attention from a number of Premier League clubs, while he has represented the England U21’s on three occasions.

The 20-year-old who can play at left-back or centre-back signed a long-term deal at the Vitality Stadium and he believes Eddie Howe’s style of play will make it easy for him to adapt. He told afcbtv: “It’s my responsibility to come back and show what I can do.

“I feel like that’s what I’m going to do. I’m looking forward to starting this new season, meeting the boys and getting to know my way around the place, so it should be interesting.

“Of course there’s going to be things that I still need to learn. I’m still young and developing as a player but at the same time I feel like this is probably the best place for me to develop those skills, especially being around a Premier League team and playing Premier League sides.

“I feel like it will speed up that process a bit more.” Bournemouth endured a frustrating end to the campaign this season as they finished 14th.

Howe’s men won just three of their final nine matches in the top flight and the former Burnley coach is expected to be busy in the market as he aims to reinvigorate his squad.

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