Crystal Palace fans have taken to Twitter to react after it was revealed that Martin Kelly had signed a new contract with the club.
The England international’s new deal will keep him at Selhurst Park until June 2021, and is a big move for Palace as they tie down their third-choice centre-back for the foreseeable future.
Kelly has been with the club since 2014 after arriving from Liverpool, and has made 110 appearances for the south London-based club.
At 28 years of age, Kelly could be forgiven for wanting to leave as he finds game time hard to come by as a result of James Tomkins and Mamadou Sakho’s formidable partnership, but he has always displayed model professionalism when called upon by Roy Hodgson.
Kelly has made 10 appearances for the Eagles this season, emerging as somewhat of a fans’ favourite thanks to his excellent attitude and committed performances.
Let’s take a look at how the Palace supporters reacted to the news on Twitter…
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) February 22, 2019
Good news, well played and deserved
— Starman (@PalaceBySea) February 22, 2019
— max walker (@maxwalker_8) February 22, 2019
— Kevin (@kevintasteph) February 22, 2019
Lucky to have him. Never lets you down.
— Neil Burling (@neil_burling) February 22, 2019
Great to see Martin Kelly signing a contract extension.
He may not be one of our “high-profile” players but he almost always plays well when called upon and is hugely versatile.
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) February 22, 2019
— Michael (@M_CPFC) February 22, 2019
Buzzing with this. One of my favourite players at the club. pic.twitter.com/UlapgH6PCG
— Hunter 🦅 (@HunterCPFC) February 22, 2019
— Back Of The Nest 🦅 (@BackOfTheNest) February 22, 2019