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Stephen Kelly has signed a new two-year contract extension with Fulham which will keep him at Craven Cottage until summer 2014.

The full-back, who firmly established himself as Martin Jol’s first choice right back last season making 33 appearances for the Whites, signed his new deal after returning to Motspur Park following his participation in Euro 2012 with the Republic of Ireland. The 28 year-old hopes he can take his fine form into the new season, which starts with a home game against Norwich City on August 18.

I’m delighted that it’s sorted now and I can hopefully continue on from last year. It was a really good end to the season with the way we finished off, the way we were playing and I just hope we can continue on with that again.

Last season was fantastic for me, playing pretty much every game from Christmas onwards and to cement myself as the number one right-back was great and hopefully I can continue on with that this season. To sign another contract here is fantastic. I’m delighted to be staying at the club and I just want to carry on with the progression I’ve made over the last year or so.