By Full Contact News and Views
Full Contact client Kelle Roos kept a clean-sheet as he helped AFC Wimbledon secure a historic promotion to League One, after winning their Wembley play-off final 2-0 against Plymouth Argyle.
Kelle joined AFC Wimbledon on loan (from parent club Derby County) in February – at a time when Neil Ardley’s side harboured possible play-off hopes but would at that stage have looked unlikely promotion bets – and after 20 appearances in all, Kelle walked those famous Wembley steps to collect the first medal of his professional UK career. Eight clean sheets during his loan period, allied to fantastic distribution which often saw Wimbledon’s strikers Elliott and Akinfenwa win possession from Kelle’s precise kicks, made Kelle a fans’ favourite.
The promotion to League One completed a remarkable rise for AFC Wimbledon – a club created by fans of the former Wimbledon (which re-located and became MK Dons) and who had to start in the ninth tier of English football in 2002. Promotion to the third tier of the game within fourteen years is truly remarkable.
Some 20,000 or so Wimbledon fans were at Wembley in a stunning 57,956 crowd for a League Two play-off final, and Full Contact’s Lee Payne and Dan Chapman were in attendance too (Kelle pictured with Lee below) – enjoying the success for a player they brought to English football in to non-league at Nuneaton Town in 2013.
Congratulations Kelle! And enjoy Las Vegas ……….
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