Ex Rangers player signs for Motherwell on loan from QPR, available for crunch Gers clash
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Ex Rangers player signs for Motherwell on loan from QPR, available for crunch Gers clash

Former Rangers goalkeeper Liam Kelly has officially signed for Motherwell on loan from QPR until the end of the 2020/21 season [Motherwellfc.co.uk].

The move has been in the pipeline for several days, with the Steelmen short on options between the sticks due to an injury to Trevor Carson and the sudden departure of Jordan Archer to Middlesbrough.

Former Rangers goalkeeper Liam Kelly has signed for Motherwell on loan from QPR. (Photo by Craig Watson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The transfer was officially confirmed by Motherwell at 4pm on Wednesday afternoon.

Kelly came through the youth system at Rangers and was included in several first-team matchday squads around loan spells at East Fife and Livingston.

However, after growing frustrated at the lack of playing opportunities at Ibrox, Kelly later joined Livi on a permanent deal and impressed across the 2018/19 season.

Former Gers boss Mark Warburton remained an admirer and brought him down to English football in the summer of 2019, with Kelly signing a four-year deal at Loftus Road.

The 24-year-old has made 22 appearances for the Rs but hasn’t featured at all this season, with Seny Dieng taking over as no.1.

Kelly joins Motherwell ahead of their trip to St Mirren on Saturday and will be available to face Rangers the following weekend.

The fixture at Fir Park is one of three big away games Steven Gerrard’s men face this month, alongside trips to Pittodrie and Easter Road.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity Motherwell have offered me,” said Kelly [Not The Old Firm]. “My objective is to play games. I know there’s strong competition here and I will have to earn my place.”

“I’m ready and available when called upon. We’ve got a good squad and need to start picking up results.”

Meanwhile, a current Rangers Academy star has extended his SPFL loan spell as he looks to continue his development in senior football.