Loan Watch: Kelly on target, Leicester promoted

Loan Watch: Saturday 18th April, 2009

Martin Kelly scored his first goal for Huddersfield on Saturday. He played the full 90 minutes at right back and scored the winning goal for the Yorkshire side. They were 2-0 down away to Walsall and came back to take all 3 points. Kelly scored a memorable first goal in professional football. The move was patiently built through Town’s midfield and just as it looked like Goodwin would pass the ball simply to the right side for Tom Clarke, he played a clever reverse pass into the feet of the right-back on the edge of the box. The 18-year old turned sharply onto his weaker left foot to deceive his marker before sending a low, curling shot into the bottom corner of the goal.

Meanwhile Jack Hobbs helped Leicester to promotion on Saturday, playing 90 minutes in Leicester‘s 2-0 win at Southend. That win confirmed The Foxes promotion from League One as Champions. Hobbs is likely to make his loan move to Leicester permanent this summer. Midfielder Astrit Ajdarevic was a late sub for Nigel Pearson’s side, goalkeeper David Martin wasn’t involved.

Meanwhile, midfielder Adam Hammill played 81 minutes in Barnsley’s 0-0 draw against Reading away, while Paul Anderson was subbed during half-time in Forest’s 1-0 home win over Coventry.