QPR goalkeeper Liam Kelly could be set for a permanent move to the Scottish Premiership after impressing on loan at Motherwell.
The 25-year-old has performed strongly in his 14 appearances since joining on loan in January, shining brightly in their crucial 1-0 win over St Mirren on Saturday, a victory which all but ensured their Scottish topflight survival.
Manager Graham Alexander, who joined Motherwell in January after being let go by Salford City two months prior, said: “We’ve spoken to Liam and QPR about it after he said he would be interested in coming back next year. If his future lies outside of QPR then we would certainly be interested. He has done great for us. He has been fantastic since he came in and we would really like to keep him.”
Kelly already has a full SPL season under his belt with Livingston in 2018-19, notching up exciting performances which prompted QPR to lure him south of the border.
Since joining QPR, Kelly has largely played back-up to Joe Lumley and Seny Dieng, failing to register a single Championship appearance this season. Meanwhile, Motherwell have endured a tough season in Scotland, currently sitting third from bottom after sacking Stephen Robinson three months ago.
Game time is almost guaranteed, therefore, if he were to sign a permanent deal as is being discussed by the two clubs. However, with QPR sitting 11th in the Championship but ranking 15th for goals conceded, Kelly’s eye-catching performances may push manager Mark Warburton to consider a goalkeeping re-shuffle.