‘Hurdles to overcome’ as Motherwell seek deal for Kelly

Motherwell manager Graham Alexander has told the Daily Record his club will have to wait for a decision from QPR on Liam Kelly.

The goalkeeper has impressed on loan for Alexander’s side and Motherwell are keen to keep him.

But Rangers will need to assess their options, with Joe Lumley coming to the end of his contract and Seny Dieng potentially attracting interest from other clubs.

Dieng has been outstanding since leapfrogging both Lumley and Kelly to become QPR’s first-choice keeper.

“We have spoken to QPR but it is early stages,” Alexander explained.

“They want to assess their squad, so there is no conclusion. They know of our interest and Liam’s ambition to come back here and play.

“He has enjoyed his time here but he is their player and has two years on his deal. There are a few hurdles to overcome from all sides before we can get that done but fingers crossed.

“He has had a massive impact since he has come in and he is a top player we want to keep as he will make us better.”

QPR manager Mark Warburton said this week that contract talks with Lumley were “ongoing” despite his absence from the squad for recent matches.