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From stepping out in League Two to playing for Manchester United U-21s Andy Kellett has experienced most things in football and joined The Lions on 31st July 2020.
The Nottinghamshire based midfielder can play either in midfield or at left-back but he envisages playing in the No 10 role for The Lions.
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.
After making eight appearances in the 2020/21 season Andy signed a new deal with the club for the 2021/22 campaign on 12th May 2021.
On signing his new contract the midfielder said: “It looks like we are building up a really good squad and when the fans are allowed back in they will give us a real boost. As a group we will be trying to finish as high as we can especially as last season was such a disappointing one due to Covid. The coming season could be a really positive one. It is hard doing things on your own but you have got to motivate yourself and I am probably the strongest I have ever been.”
“The lads told me how supportive the Guiseley fans are and it felt like it was a club where everyone was together. I feel that is what I missed experiencing last season. I am now looking forward to the new season and hope that the crowds are back. I have always wanted to be involved with the fans as I appreciate what they bring to the game, especially at non-league level.”