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QPR sign goalkeeper Liam Kelly from Livingston

QPR sign goalkeeper Liam Kelly from Livingston

The 23-year-old has joined the Championship club for an undisclosed fee.

QPR have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Liam Kelly from Livingston on a four-year deal.

The ex-Rangers goalkeeper becomes former Ibrox boss Mark Warburton’s first signing at Loftus Road.

The 23-year-old invoked a release clause at Livi, allowing him to leave for an undisclosed fee, believed to be £50,000, despite having one year left on his contract.

Speaking to QPR’s official website, the Scotland squad goalkeeper said: “I felt now was the right time for me to try something new and QPR gave me that opportunity.

“Knowing the manager and how his teams play, it was something I couldn’t say no to. How the gaffer conducts himself is brilliant and that was a really attractive part of the move.”

Kelly kept 17 clean sheets for the Ladbrokes Premiership club after leaving Ibrox last summer, having previously helped Livingston to the League One title on loan.

Warburton said: “Liam is outstanding with his feet, he has great distribution and he is a very good shot stopper.”

QPR later confirmed the signing of defender Lee Wallace on a two-year deal following the expiry of his contract with Rangers.

The 31-year-old left-back spent eight years at Ibrox and will link up again with former Gers boss Warburton, who appointed him as captain during their time in Scotland.

“I am delighted to be here and really looking forward to the challenge ahead. This is an exciting time to play for a top football club,” Wallace said on the club website.

“I have had 15 seasons in Scotland and now is time for a fresh challenge – and a very exciting challenge at that.”

Warburton said: “He is a natural leader and did a fantastic job for me while I was up there. He governed the dressing room and set the standards in the right way.

“The last 18 months at Rangers were difficult for him. I have no doubt he will come down here absolutely determined to prove many people wrong.”

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