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QPR goalkeeper Liam Kelly attracting summer interest

Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Liam Kelly looks set to depart the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium this summer.

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That’s according to The Sun journalist Alan Nixon, who claimed in a post on Twitter that the QPR shot-stopper is a target of both Motherwell and Dundee United in the summer transfer window, with the Scottish duo potentially considering a loan bid for the 25-year-old.

The Motherwell manager Graham Alexander has already stated his desire to bring the ‘keeper back to Fir Park this summer, after the former Scotland U21 international impressed during a loan spell at the Scottish Premiership side last season.

Should QPR sell Kelly this summer?

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Kelly must go

Since joining QPR from Livingston in what was a £54k deal back in the summer of 2019, Kelly has struggled to make any great impression at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium to date, having played second fiddle to both Joe Lumley and Seny Dieng.

Indeed, over his two-year spell in west London, the £360k-rated goalkeeper has made just 21 appearances in all competitions for the Rs, over which he has conceded 35 goals and kept just three clean sheets.

The vast majority of these appearances came in his debut season at the club, featuring in 19 Championship fixtures for Mark Warburton’s side, conceding an average of 1.5 goals per game and earning a seasonal SofaScore match rating of 6.79.

Last season, the £7k-per-week shot-stopper failed to make a single appearance for QPR, with both Lumley and Dieng highly impressing for the club in the league, averaging SofaScore match ratings of 7.04 and 6.96 respectively.

Kelly then joined Motherwell on a loan deal in the January transfer window, where, to his credit, the 25-year-old impressed over his 18 Scottish Premiership appearances, keeping six clean sheets and averaging a SofaScore match rating of 6.97.

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However, despite his decent level of performance while in Scotland, this should not be enough to convince Warburton that the ‘keeper is of a Championship standard, and it would appear highly advisable for the 58-year-old to allow the player, whom Alexander claimed had a “massive impact” on his side, to leave the club this summer.

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