QPR have completed the signing of goalkeeper Jordan Archer on a two-year contract.
His arrival enabled Liam Kelly to get the move he wanted – the Scot’s permanent transfer to Motherwell was confirmed on Monday evening.
The London-born Archer, 28, who like Kelly is a Scotland international, was a free agent after recently being released by Middlesbrough.
Archer was previously at Fulham but did not make a first-team appearance during a 10-month stay at Craven Cottage last year.
His other previous clubs include Millwall, Oxford United and Motherwell.
Kelly spent the second half of last season on loan at Motherwell.
Rangers decided to let him move on after he made it clear he did not want to return to act as Dieng’s deputy.
QPR chasing Johansen and Cox deals
QPR are still looking to agree a deal with Fulham for the permanent signing of Stefan Johansen.
That was always likely to be protracted and has been further delayed by a change of manager at Fulham, who recently installed Marco Silva following Scott Parker’s departure for Bournemouth.
Rangers want to sign the Norwegian on a two-year contract and hope the move will happen before the start of the new season.
The club are also looking to bring in a right-back to replace the axed Todd Kane and a left-back.
Moses Odubajo, who played under QPR manager Mark Warburton at Brentford and is available after leaving Sheffield Wednesday, will replace Kane if he proves his fitness.
Odubajo is training with the club and is seen as a potentially useful option as he can also play on the left side, but the 27-year-old has struggled with injury problems.
Wednesday forward Josh Windass has been heavily linked with QPR as he previously played under Warburton for Glasgow Rangers.
Windass is on the radar but is not currently among the club’s main targets.
Rangers are strongly interested in signing former Brighton left-back George Cox from Fortuna Sittard but negotiations with the Dutch club over a fee have stalled.