Former Rangers goalkeeper Liam Kelly is reportedly set to join Motherwell on loan from QPR [West London Sport].
Kelly came through the Academy at Ibrox and made a number of first-team matchday squads, but after growing frustrated at a lack of playing opportunities following loan stints at East Fife and Livingston, he left to join Livi permanently in 2018.
After one impressive season as the no.1 at the Tony Macaroni Arena, he was snapped up by former Gers boss Mark Warburton at QPR and has since racked up 22 appearances for the EFL Championship club.
However, he’s only kept three clean sheets during his time at Loftus Road and has fallen behind Seny Dieng in the pecking order, ensuring he’s yet to feature in a competitive match this season.
West London Sport reports that, as a result, he’s been pushing for a loan exit despite Warburton’s desire for him to stay put, and Motherwell are set to bring him in until the end of the season.
The Steelmen are currently without a permanent manager following Stephen Robinson’s shock resignation last week, but the club have been pushed into action by an injury to no.1 keeper Trevor Carson and the exit of Jordan Archer.
No timescale has been put on the completion of the loan move, but if it is finalised relatively quickly, Kelly will be able to turn out against Rangers when the two sides meet at Fir Park in on Sunday 17 January.
It’s one of three crucially important away games for the Gers this month with Steven Gerrard’s men also set to be tested at Pittodrie and Easter Road.
Rangers currently have a player of their own out on loan at Motherwell, but he didn’t fare well in just his third start of the season on Saturday.