Kelly aims for more heroics
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Gavin Kelly is hoping more FA Cup heroics for Kingstonian on Wednesday night can help reap great rewards — and he’s not just thinking about a glamour tie at Leicester City in the next round.
Our reserve team goalkeeper is in the third month of his loan to the Nationwide Conference outfit.
He has played a huge part in the non-league club’s run which continues with a fourth round replay against Bristol City, televised live by Sky Sports, at Kingsmeadow tonight.
And while his new team-mates think about a dream tie at a Premiership outfit, Kelly is thinking about his future at Spurs.
Kelly explained: “It’s a massive game for everyone involved and the rewards are huge — a game at Leicester in the next round.
“It is on television as well so there will loads of people watching, all sorts of clubs, and that will help a lot of players out in their careers.
“I’m still hoping to earn another contract at Tottenham but at least people will know who I am now.
“I’m at Kingstonian until the end of the month so if we get through I’ll be able to play.
“That’s why it’s such a big game for me personally as well because I’ll then have the chance to play at Leicester.”
Kingstonian suffered heartbreak in the initial tie 10 days ago when they led until a goal in injury time rescued Danny Wilson’s Second Division outfit.
Irish youth international Kelly admitted: “When we saw the draw for the next round come out it sunk in how close we were.
“That’s football I suppose. You can’t do anything about it now, it’s in the past and we’ll try to put it right on Wednesday.
“We were disappointed to draw but in a way it showed what we are capable of. We can take positives out of that.
“If we defend how we managed to defend over there and hopefully have a bit of luck up front we’ll have a chance. We need to grab a goal and then hopefully hold onto it this time.”
A live television appearance will be a first for the 19-year-old. “I was involved the Under-19 team that beat Arsenal live on Sky once but I was on the bench,” he recalled.
“I’m not nervous quite yet but I’m sure I will be as kick-off approaches. Once the game arrives though you just have to get on with the job in hand.”
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