QPR confirm signing of keeper Marshall

QPR have completed the signing veteran goalkeeper David Marshall from Derby County.

The Scotland international, 36, has joined on a contract until the end of the season.

QPR identified a number of possible short-term signings after Jordan Archer suffered a shoulder injury, but decided Marshall was their first choice and would be signed if a deal could be done.

He is on course to complete the move in the next 24 hours and play in Saturday’s game against West Brom.

Back-up keeper Archer hurt his shoulder while making a decisive penalty save in Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Rotherham.

With first-choice stopper Seny Dieng at the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal, Archer’s injury meant Rangers needed to make a signing.

They also want to bring in an experienced centre-back and a number 10, but are not interested in Kasey Palmer despite reports they are looking to sign him from Bristol City.

The Glasgow-born Marshall, who began his career at Celtic, joined Derby in August 2020.

His career has also included spells at Norwich, Cardiff, Hull and Wigan.

West Brom’s David Button, who played under QPR boss Mark Warburton at Brentford, would have been in the frame for a move to W12 had first-choice Baggies keeper Sam Johnstone not recently received a three-match ban for violent conduct.

The suspension means Button has stepped in to deputise – and is set to play against Rangers on Saturday.