The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

HE al­ways had the tal­ent but now Sam Kelly has the con­fi­dence to go with it ac­cord­ing to Port Vale boss Rob Page.

The 22-year-old winger slalomed past three Bury de­fend­ers be­fore fir­ing in the win­ner on Mon­day, but Page ad­mits the step-up has not al­ways come easy for Kelly.

“At times I don’t think he re­alises what he has got,” said Page. “It is still that tran­si­tion for him from play­ing U21s foot­ball where he can eas­ily beat a full-back to now against good, ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers.

“He is a great lad to work with so we just have to keep do­ing our job and de­vel­op­ing him.”

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