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QPR's Liam Kelly loved Motherwell loan spell and talks underway over return

Daily Record logoDaily Record 17/05/2021 07:00:00 Euan Robertson

Liam Kelly admits he absolutely loved his time at Motherwell and would be delighted to return but it's in the hands of Queens Park Rangers.

The 25 year-old has been a revelation for the Steelmen, recording seven clean sheets since joining on-loan from the English Championship side.

QPR boss Mark Warbuton is assessing whether Kelly is in his plans for next season.

The former Rangers keeper would welcome a return to Fir Park if he has no future in London and he revealed that talks are underway.

Kelly said: "I've had conversations with Graham Alexander and the manager at QPR {Warbuton}. The situation is pretty clear with me at Motherwell, we just need a couple of things tied up from QPR's side.

"It's still really early. The season has literally just finished but we will see what happens in the coming days.

"I'm so happy that I came to Motherwell and I'm so thankful for the opportunity.

a man standing next to a wire fence: Liam Kelly has loved his time at Motherwell © SNS GroupLiam Kelly has loved his time at Motherwell

"I don't know what's happening next year but if Motherwell's an option then it's something I'd be delighted about.

Although fans haven't been allowed to attend matches this season, Kelly fully appreciates all the support that he's received from the Fir Park faithful.

"I've loved my time here," he added. "I've felt the warmth from all the fans and obviously I've seen positive things on social media about me.

"I'm so thankful for all the support from the Motherwell fans and I've absolutely loved it. I must say a massive thanks to the coaching staff and manager, especially my goalscoring coach Hinchy {Craig Hinchcliffe}.

"He's been a massive reason why I've enjoyed my time so much here but so have all the staff.

a man standing on top of a grass covered field: Kelly praised Motherwell's goalkeeping coach Craig Hinchcliffe © SNS GroupKelly praised Motherwell's goalkeeping coach Craig Hinchcliffe

The Glaswegian has thrived since moving back north and closer home.

Although Kelly already knew a host of players from his time at Livingston, he insists that he's made friends for life at the club - on and off the pitch.

"I felt comfortable straight away and that really helped me," Kelly said. "I've had one bad game since I arrived but if you offered me that before then I'd have been delighted.

"It's been an unbelievable experience. I've made a lot of friends including boys that I didn't know before I joined.

"They'll stay my friends and football is obviously important but there's more important things in football.

"I'll remain friends with so many people at this club from players to office staff, medical staff and the media team."

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