LLOYD Kelly pleased to get dominant win “where it all started” for him, after returning to former home Ashton Gate.

The result means Kelly has been successful at his old stomping ground on both occasions since leaving the club in 2019, after a late 2-1 win at Ashton Gate back in March thanks to a Dan Bentley own goal and winner from Cameron Carter-Vickers.

Cherries have taken the win in all three of the only meetings against the Robins since 2006, after the two sides didn’t face each other competitively for 14 years since meeting in League One.

But the 23-year-old Cherries defender, who has captained the side in every league meeting this season, admitted that hometown Bristol is still close to his heart.

Speaking after the game, he told the Daily Echo: “Yeah definitely, this is where it started for me you know what I mean.

Bournemouth Echo: Lloyd Kelly playing for Bristol City (Pic: PA)Lloyd Kelly playing for Bristol City (Pic: PA)

“Obviously I was here from under-11s to 19 so it was a good journey for me and I have a lot of memories for me that are good memories, so it’s always nice to come back – especially with the fans as well, it was the first time being back with the fans.

“But yeah, it was also good to get the win.”

He added: “I still keep in contact with my old coaches from Bristol Central FC, I think we have got something in the works with them that should come out in the next month or so which will be good.

“I’m always keeping in contact and helping out when I can, so it is nice to come back.

“This is where I grew up, this is where I’m from. I try to come back as much as I can really when I have time off.”