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13 October 2014

The Iron can confirm Ned Kelly has agreed terms to become assistant manager to Mark Robins.

The 48-year-old enjoyed a long and successful playing career, turning out for Walsall, West Ham United, Leicester City, Newcastle United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sunderland, Tranmere Rovers, Sheffield United, Motherwell, Mansfield Town and Derry City before retiring in 2002.

He scored 194 goals in 606 league games, being particularly prolific in front of goal at Leicester, Newcastle, Wolves, Tranmere and Motherwell.

While with Walsall, he won the Third Division play-offs, at Newcastle and Sunderland he won the first division, and with Tranmere he enjoyed a successful League Cup run, ultimately losing to Leicester in the final in 2000. He also won an FAI Cup while with Derry.

In addition, he also enjoyed a successful international career - being capped for Republic of Ireland at U21, U23, B and senior level. He won 26 full caps, scoring nine goals, between 1988 and 1998.

After retiring as a footballer he became a coach and has consistently worked with Billy Davies, as a player at Motherwell and being part of Davies' backroom staff at Sheffield United Preston North End, Derby County and Nottingham Forest - most recently working as deputy manager at the latter of those clubs.

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