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Kelly: "Making a point"

3 May 2013

Defender on playing for pride

With three Barclays Premier League games left, Royals defender Stephen Kelly says that every player will be out to make a point for next season under Nigel Adkins.

Kelly returns to his old stomping ground on Saturday as the Royals travel to Craven Cottage, and he believes that the side are getting better with each game.

"When I came here it was always going to be tough between then and the end of the season, given the position we were in. We haven't done enough, but I suppose that's football - you have to take it on the chin, regroup, and build for next season.

"In the last couple of weeks we've been getting more and more positive. It has taken us a little while to get into our stride but we're playing good football, keeping the ball - I think we've shown we are capable of it.

"From our point of view we are playing for pride now and trying to get points on the board. It's a difficult situation to be in but everybody's looking to improve and make a point for next season. We've got three games left to try and get as many points as possible and move on."

Kelly says he has loved his time with the Royals so far since signing in January, and is also excited to see some old faces as he returns to former club Fulham tomorrow afternoon.

"It's one I'm looking forward to - it's always nice to go back to one of your old teams. I had some good times there and I'm looking forward to it."

"I love the club and I love being here," he added. "I've had a great time since I signed, obviously it's unfortunate with what's happened but I'm looking forward to the future."

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