Joe Lumley should feel hard done by if Mark Warburton signs Liam Kelly for QPR

According to The Daily Record, Queens Park Rangers are lining up a summer swoop for Livingston goalkeeper Liam Kelly, and current QPR number one Joe Lumley should feel very hard done by if a deal goes through.

What’s the word, then?

Well, The Daily Record report that Rs manager Mark Warburton wants another stopper despite already having Lumley and Matt Ingram at Loftus Road, as he looks for a keeper that is comfortable with the ball at their feet.

The report says that the former Rangers boss is well aware that Kelly is going into the final year of his contract with the Scottish Premiership outfit, and he is ready to make his move.

The duo were actually with the Glasgow giants at the same time, before they both moved onto pastures new in England and Scotland.

Harsh on Lumley

The report certainly suggests that Warburton would see the 23-year-old as his number one, with the hint that he isn’t happy with the skills of his current goalkeepers when they have their feet at the ball.

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Lumley in particular should feel hard done by if he is relegated to the substitutes’ bench in place of Kelly however, given his performances for the west London side this term.

The 24-year-old managed to keep 14 clean sheets in 42 Championship appearances for a team that struggled at the beginning of the season and for the majority of 2019, conceding 58 goals.

Those statistics certainly don’t suggest that the Harlow-born stopper deserves to be axed from the starting XI and that he deserves to start on a clean slate starting between the sticks in 2019/20.

That may well not prove to be the case if his manager gets his way in the summer transfer window, however.