Leeds fans wish Gary Kelly was still available

Gary Kelly made more than 500 appearances for Leeds United between 1992 and 2007, and there is no question that he is considered a club legend.

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A 52-time Republic of Ireland international, Kelly actually started his football career as a striker, but was converted into a defender upon his arrival at Leeds.

The now 44-year-old only scored four goals during his time at Leeds, but made 528 appearances in all competitions, with the vast majority of those coming in the Premier League.

It was actually Kelly’s birthday on Monday, and the Leeds fans were out in force to pay tribute to the club’s former right-back.

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Many hailed Kelly as a club legend, but there were also those who wished that the Irishman was still around these days so that he could slot into one of the full-back positions under Marcelo Bielsa next term.

Kelly, who retired at the end of the 2006-07 campaign, would have been very pleased had he scrolled through Twitter earlier this week.

A selection of the best reaction from the Leeds fans can be seen below:

Article title: Leeds fans wish Gary Kelly was still available

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