Liam Kelly obituary, professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for EFL League Two

Liam Anthony Kelly, born on 22 November 1995, is a professional footballer renowned for his role as a midfielder at EFL League Two club Crawley Town. Hailing from England, Kelly has proudly represented the Republic of Ireland at various youth levels, including U19 and U21.

In a significant milestone in November 2013, Kelly inked his inaugural professional contract with Reading. The following May, he committed to a two-year extension with the club. Kelly’s journey saw him embark on a loan spell with Bath City on 12 February 2016, initially for one month. The loan tenure was subsequently extended in March and further prolonged until the conclusion of the season on 10 April 2016.

The midfielder marked his Reading debut on 23 August 2016, featuring against Milton Keynes Dons in the EFL Cup. His league debut followed on 22 October 2016, in an away clash against Rotherham United.

On 30 December, Kelly inked a new contract, securing his presence at Reading until the summer of 2019. A noteworthy moment in his career unfolded on 2 January 2017 when he notched his first goal for Reading, contributing to a 3–2 victory against Bristol City.

Demonstrating his commitment to Reading, Kelly extended his contract further on 6 July 2017, signing a fresh three-year deal, solidifying his integral role within the club.

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