ANDONI Iraola moved to “thank” Lloyd Kelly for his performances this campaign, admitting “probably he will play somewhere else” next season.

The defender came off the bench during Cherries’ season finale at Stamford Bridge, as Chelsea ran out 2-1 winners.

The 25-year-old joined the Dorset club from Bristol City in the summer of 2019 and has played 141 times for Cherries, but looks set to leave on a free transfer with his contract expiring next month.

Asked if Kelly's applause to the fans at full-time was a farewell, Iraola told the Daily Echo: “It looked like this.

“I think he has to be the one giving the reasoning. But I think right now, with the season ending, I see it very difficult (he stays).

“I think probably he will play somewhere else.

“The only thing I can play is I thank him for everything, because he has given everything until the last minute.

“Today, even in the last minutes, he tried to help us.

“Performance-wise, his season has been very good.

“Probably he hasn’t played the games that he wanted because of the injuries, but I will repeat it again, he is one of our best players.”