We are delighted to announce the signing of 26 year-old midfielder Andy Kellett.
From stepping out in League Two to playing for Manchester United U-21s our new signing Andy Kellett has experienced most things in football writes Rachel O’Connor.
The 26 year-old midfielder can play either in midfield or at left-back but he envisages playing in the No 10 role for The Lions.
The Bolton-born player, who came up through the Academy at home town club Bolton Wanderers, is looking forward to pulling on a Guiseley shirt after experiencing non-league football for the first time at the end of last season with two games for Alfreton Town in National League North.
Kellett, now Nottingham based, had another year to run on his contract at Notts County when he decided to look for more game time elsewhere. He had only recently signed for Alfreton when the season came to a premature end.
Of his move to Guiseley he said: “I met up with Russ O’Neill and got a really good vibe from him about the way he wanted me to play and the system they are going to play. It is important for me to play and have the ambition to get back into the Football League. I needed to find the right club for me and I am looking forward to doing well both personally and as a club.
He added: “I wanted to sign for Guiseley as they have a lot of hungry young players also wanting to do well so with everyone pulling in one direction I don’t see any reason why we cannot be successful.”
Kellett’s path to professional football came due to a slice of Good Luck. He explained: “I was playing for my dad’s Saturday league team and we got to a final which was played at the Reebok.
Bolton scouts were watching my best mate and his dad told them they should be watching me. Luckily they signed us both on.”
Whilst at Bolton Kellett went on a half season loan to Manchester United and played for their Under-21 side. Of what was obviously an enjoyable experience for him Kellett said: ”I went from a loan at Plymouth Argyle in League Two, where you trained in public parks and had no meals provided, to training every day with Manchester United in the very best of facilities and with the very best of food provided. I loved it there and used to stay all day not leaving until 4 or 5pm.”
On leaving Bolton Kellett signed for Wigan and had a loan spell at Chesterfield before joining Notts County in 2018.
Welcome to Guiseley Andy!
Thank you to Jakes Dog Treats for their support as they become Andy Kellett’s home kit sponsor for the 20/21 campaign!
Andy’s Away and Training Kits are still available to sponsor with the full benefits of each package below, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Away Sponsor – £70+VAT
Included in this package is a signed photo of the player and a listing in the programme and on the website.
Training Sponsor – £50+VAT
With this package you will receive a listing in the programme and on our website.
Sponsor a player today and you will receive the following benefits:
- Sponsor your favourite player
- Be a part of the club
- Have your name and/or company appear in the programme for every home match
- Have your name/company appear on the website throughout the season