CHERRIES full-back Lloyd Kelly believes the relationship between himself and Arnaut Danjuma is “blossoming” at present – having struck up a close bond off the field.

Back in September, Danjuma dedicated a goal celebration to then injured Kelly – revealing a t-shirt which said ‘Stay Strong Lloyd’ after scoring against Norwich at Vitality Stadium.

And against the Canaries last time out, Danjuma’s pass teed up Kelly to net his first goal for the club.

Forging a strong partnership down Cherries’ left flank, the pair are set to be involved when the Dorset outfit take on Millwall on Wednesday.

Asked about linking up with Danjuma on the field, Kelly told the Daily Echo: “I love Arnie to bits. Me and him are getting along very well.

“We have built our relationship up and you can see that over the past three or four weeks that we’ve started to blossom together.

“He knows what I want and I know what he wants.

“From now until the end of the season we will just try and keep that going.”

Quizzed on whether the duo were close off the pitch, former Bristol City man Kelly replied: “Yeah, we are boys off the pitch.

“With lockdown and COVID and things like that we are close friends off the pitch as well.”

Kelly has been part of Cherries’ side to win six straight league games under head coach Jonathan Woodgate – their longest winning sequence of the campaign.

“The gaffer has been amazing since he’s come in,” said the 22-year-old.

“Especially with the back four, we have done a lot of work in locking up the defence. Over the past weeks he’s been in I feel like we have shut up shop a lot better and conceded fewer goals.

“We just want to keep that going until the end of the season.”