By Full Contact News and Views
It was a proud night for Full Contact and Kelle Roos last night as the Dutchman made his competitive first-team debut for Steve McLaren’s Derby County.
Precisely ten months after making his debut in the Conference Premier division for Nuneaton Town (a 1-0 victory over Chester on the 23rd November 2013) Kelle strode out at the iPro stadium as Derby took on fellow Championship side Reading in the third round of the League Cup.
Derby would win the game 2-0, the first goal prompted by Kelle’s pass, and the 22 year old made a number of impressive saves – perhaps notably from Jamie Mackie – in front of a crowd in excess of 18,000.
Lee Payne, head of Full Contact’s Football Agency team, was at the iPro stadium game to watch Kelle’s debut and commented “Kelle’s composure last night was so impressive. For a young keeper to make his first team debut is always going to be a nerve-wracking occasion, but Kelle displayed no real signs of that. His handling and kicking was good, he made a couple of very good saves, and he seemed to immediately slot in to the groove of being a top level goalkeeper. When you consider his last first team game of football was on 18th January for Nuneaton, in front of 1,000 fans, to make this leap within 8 months from there – and to do it so well – is hugely exciting.”
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