'Sign him up' 'absolute baller' - These rival Prem club fans want former Ger on permanent deal
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Premiership club fans implore their board to sign ex Rangers player on permanent deal

Fans of Premiership outfit Motherwell want their club to sign former Rangers goalkeeper Liam Kelly on a permanent deal.

Kelly graduated from the Academy system at Ibrox and was part of the first-team squad on either side of loan spells with East Fife and Livingston.

Kelly celebrates winning the Glasgow Cup with Rangers in 2013. (Photo by Craig Watson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

However, after growing frustrated at a lack of playing time, he left permanently for Livi in 2018.


Following an impressive season in West Lothian, he was snapped up by former Gers boss Mark Warburton and brought to EFL Championship club QPR alongside former Rangers skipper Lee Wallace.

Kelly found himself down the pecking order during the first half of his second campaign at Loftus Road, though, and joined Motherwell on loan in January in search of minutes.

He quickly established himself as the no.1 keeper during what has been a difficult period for the Fir Park club.

The Steelmen have struggled at both ends of the pitch for the majority of the season and after nine appearances, Kelly had only managed a solitary shutout.

Things are beginning to look up both individually and collectively, though, with the former Ger keeping clean sheets in consecutive Premiership matches in the past week.

Kelly made a pair of saves in a 0-0 draw at St Mirren on Wednesday night and then a further three in a surprise 2-0 win at third-placed Hibernian on Saturday.

Fans of Premiership outfit Motherwell want former Rangers keeper Kelly snapped up on a permanent deal. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Motherwell shared a clip of a particularly impressive save from a Christian Doidge shot on Twitter on Sunday evening, in which Kelly rushes out from his line and blocks the goal-bound effort with a strong outstretched left hand.

The 25-year-old former Ger then shared the clip on his own page and received praise from fans who urged their club’s board to make his loan deal permanent ahead of next season.

Here’s a selection of reactions:

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