Date: 13th May 2016 at 8:56am
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Rotherham United defender Stephen Kelly was disappointed when the season ended and is hoping to get another contract out of his time with the Millers.

The Republic of Ireland international was brought in by Neil Redfearn in November until the end of the season and until the final two games of the season it was true that when Kelly played the Millers didn’t lose!

The thirty-two year old was without a club after leaving Reading at the end of the 2014/15 season and was settling well into the Millers defence when a couple of injuries laid him low for six weeks. But since coming back at the beginning of March he’s helped Rotherham keep six clean sheets.

Speaking to The Advertiser Stephen said, ‘I felt jinxed when I first came here. First I broke my hand then Aimen Belaid, poor lad, fell on me in training and I did my knee.

‘It was frustrating for me coming to a club and getting injured and I felt like I was letting the team and Neil Redfearn down. But these things happen in football and I pushed myself and got myself back fit quickly.

‘I don’t want the season to end to be honest and I’d rather keep going. But it has been good for me to play and hopefully turn a few heads and make people take notice again.

‘When I signed we were bottom of the table and my aim was to help get us safe. I’ve done that and I’m delighted how I’ve contributed.

‘Overall I’ve enjoyed it and I think the club are happy with me. Hopefully they will be keen to keep me so we’ll speak and see what happens.’

I don’t know about other Millers but I think I’d give Stephen Kelly another year.

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