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Watch: Liam Kelly Impresses Again For Reading With Brace Of Assists

Watch: Liam Kelly Impresses Again For Reading With Brace Of Assists

A good day for the Irish in the Football League. Ryan Manning got his first goal and Man of the Match for QPR, Chris Forrester scored for Peterborough, Daryl Murphy grabbed a goal for Newcastle and Daryl Horgan was single-handedly responsible for Preston's comeback against Aston Villa.

Alright, that last one may not be completely true. He did come on while the Lilywhites were 2-0 down and they drew 2-2 though. It moved Preston to within five points of the playoffs.

Currently sitting pretty in those playoffs are Reading. They were dealt a blow after losing 3-2 to Derby, but Irish underage international Liam Kelly played a key part in both goals, grabbing a brace of assists.

First, he skinned three Derby players and laid it on a plate for John Swift to score. Then, after the Royals fell behind, his corner was nodded home by Yakou Meite.

He wasn't the only Ireland star to get involved. Richie Keogh got the assist for Darren Bent's equalizer! What he was doing that far up the pitch is anyone's guess.

Watch all three below.

Liam Kelly assists

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Kelly has been impressing for Jaap Stam's side. he's building on a good televised performance against Manchester United a couple of weeks ago. But Kelly is yet to declare his international allegiance. Born in Basingstoke, he he qualifies for the Irish squad through the granny rule.

The performance was summed up brilliantly by two tweets from Reading fans following the opening goal.

 

With more than a handful of 'potential stars' on show, we fully expect the Ireland management to be at Deepdale for Preston vs Reading on the 11th of March - just two weeks before the Wales qualifier.

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