SKIPPER Lloyd Kelly praised his side for a “professional performance” against Millwall in Cherries’ final game of the campaign.

Kelly led Cherries to their 25th win and 20th clean sheet against the Lions, with Kieffer Moore’s strike on the counter enough for a 1-0 win.

Whilst Millwall came to town with an outside shot of a play-off finish, Cherries might have been tempted to take it easy in their final game of their two-year stint in the second tier.

However, skipper Kelly revealed that was never on the cards, echoing his manager's statement that Cherries had to keep their 'professional heads on'.

Speaking to the Daily Echo, the 23-year-old revealed the pre-match message, stating: “We said at the start of the game that we need to see the season out, we need to be professional.

“We need to make sure we're on it again.

“It was the last 90 minutes and we wanted to put in a performance the same that we did the other night. It was a professional performance from everyone.”

By recording a 20th shutout of the campaign, Kelly and co. helped Mark Travers to the golden glove, with the Irishman recording the most clean sheets in the division.

Whilst Kelly was obviously full of pride for his goalkeeper, the Bristol-born centre-back also detailed how he was pleased for the rest of the defence as well.

“It’s massive for the back four, all the defenders, and obviously Travs is involved”, relayed Kelly.

“That was our aim, to keep the most clean sheets.

“Of course, Travs as well, when at times the opposition got in behind us, he was there to pull off these outstanding saves.

“So, he deserves full credit, can’t take anything away from him. He deserves it.”