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Kennedy leaves with happy memories

JON Kennedy is sad to leave Stanley - but admits he leaves with a lot of good memories.

JON Kennedy is sad to leave Stanley - but admits he leaves with a lot of good memories.

The England goalkeeper couldn't agree a deal at the Interlink and is now hoping to get snapped up at Coca Cola League One side Doncaster Rovers where he is currently on trial.

"I am frustrated that things haven't worked out but there are no bad feelings," said the former Sunderland keeper. "The contract issue has dragged on a while and then it is annoying that it couldn't be sorted out. But I accept that, it is part of football.

"I couldn't pick out a highlight of last season - there were so many with the new grounds and the FA Cup run. One was my debut against Aldershot on Sky when I came on when Jamie Speare was sent off. All I can remember is that it was red hot and I had a headache!

"Then there was the FA Cup game against Bournemouth where I came on for the penalty shoot-out. That was bizarre and I have never heard anybody ever tell a story like that - I will be the first!

"Then, on the downside, there was the Telford game when I made all my mistakes in one game. It was just a keeper's nightmare.

"But I have made a lot of good friends at Accrington and will keep in touch with some including Rory (Prendergast) and Lutel (James). It was a good season and I enjoyed it and will continue to look out for Accrington's results."

If Kennedy does earn a contract at Doncaster it does mean he can no longer be in the England National XI.

"That is one thing as I would have been the number one next season as Matt Baker would have been 24 and too old. But getting the England caps has been good experience. Now I just have to hope I can do well at Doncaster."


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