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Kelly Excited At Bramall Lane Return

20 September 2013

Alan Kelly is looking forward to visiting one of his former clubs this weekend, as North End travel across the Pennines to face Sheffield United.

The Lilywhites head to Bramall Lane on Saturday to take on the Blades, and it is a game with more significance than usual for Kelly – who made 257 appearances for Sheffield United during his playing career.

The former shot-stopper won his first cap for the Republic of Ireland while in the Steel City and still has fond memories from his time there.

“On a personal level, it’s always good to go back to a club I spent so long at,” he told PNE.Com.

“I spent seven years there and seven years at Preston as well so it’s always a good fixture, it was our last game of the season last year and we played very well, obviously 0-0.”

The Lilywhites remain unbeaten in League One after three wins and four draws from seven games, and the 45-year-old goalkeeping coach believes it is important they continue that streak at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon.

“I’m looking forward to it, it’s a game we want to continue our secrets of being unbeaten and look to build on the performances we’ve had recently,” he added.

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