Just before the transfer window closed, it was confirmed that Manchester United were signing Bolton Wanderers’ defender, Andy Kellett, on loan until the end of the season.

The Bolton News has reported on how first team coach Garry Parker broke the news to him.

“Sit down Andy,” said Parker. “We’ve got some good news and some bad news.”

The full-back asked to hear the bad news first.

“You’re not going back to Plymouth,” was the reply.

Preparing himself for the worst, Kellett asked to hear the good news.

“You’re going to Manchester United,” Parker said.

Neil Lennon has shed further light on the player’s reaction.

“He surprised to say the least,” Lennon revealed. “He rang his dad, who had to sit down for a while to take it all in. Funnily enough, he had his mate with him and I said to bring him in. This was about half ten last night and his mate walks in with a Man United tracksuit on! But the deal is done and Andy will be at Carrington today. We were aware of United’s interest last week and I know Warren Joyce likes him a lot. We were looking for a bit of pace in the team and Saidy Janko was a player we have had our eye on for a while, so Phil [Gartside] got on the phone to United and they said we could have Janko, but that they would like Andy Kellett. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime for Andy and we were never going to stand in his way, regardless of what happened with Janko. There may be a sell-on if either side decides to make it permanent.”

Kellett will join up with Warren Joyce’s U-21 squad while United youngster, Saidy Janko, will spend the rest of the season on loan with Bolton.