Brent offers apology to fans

Brent offers apology to fans

Published Jan. 8, 2013 1:15 p.m. ET

Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels is hopeful midfielder Liam Kelly with stay at Rugby Park, despite interest from Bristol City.

The Robins sit just one point above bottom placed Barnsley in the Championship, and have reportedly offered ?200,000 for the Scot, who is believed to be keen to return to England.

Kelly's contract expires at the end of the season, and while the former MK Dons player has not rejected the offer of a new contract, Shiels is hopeful he will stay.

Speaking to STV, Shiels said: "Liam is happy to stay with us. I'm sure he'll get plenty of offers but hopefully we can keep him at the club.


"In fact we would be keen to tie him to a new deal."

Argyle are currently second bottom of the entire Football League having one just one of their last 16 games, a run which led them to part company with Carl Fletcher in the aftermath of their 2-0 defeat at Bristol Rovers.

And as Brent, who has owned the club since October 2011, prepared to unveil the club's new manager John Sheridan on Tuesday he had a message for the club's long-serving support.

"I would like to offer my sincere apologies to our fans for the very troubled first half of the season that we have had," he said. "We had genuine expectations that we would be excited, in a different part of the table than we are at the moment so my apologies for that."

Sheridan arrives at Home Park having been out of work since leaving the Spireites in September but Brent believes it was an easy choice to appoint the manager who led Chesterfield to promotion from this level just two years ago.

"John joins us after a very short process and with huge vigor and drive and is already making quite a difference around the club," he said.