Former Livingston stopper Liam Kelly could be about to make a loan exit from QPR in the January transfer window.

The goalkeeper was signed by QPR in the summer of 2019 after starring for the Lions on their return to the Scottish Premiership. He made 22 appearances last season for the Championship club.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 05: Liam Kelly of QPR during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn Rovers at The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on October 05, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

But this season, he has found minutes more difficult to come by, former Dundee keeper Seny Dieng occupying the sticks at Loftus Road. It’s now being reported that Kelly wants more minutes.

He looks set to leave QPR on loan for the rest of this season, with clubs in League One down south and the Premiership becoming aware of his potential availability.

Manager Mark Warburton is keen for the keeper to stay in London but Kelly’s desire is thought to be to play regular matches which haven’t been forthcoming at QPR this season.

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Liam Kelly during the PL Professional Development League South match Queens Park Rangers and Millwall, on September 28, 2020. (Photo by Ian Randall/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Kelly was on the books of Rangers as a youngster before his move to Livingston earned him plenty of rewards, including his move down south and a Scotland call-up under Alex McLeish for the matches against Kazakhstan in 2019.

Injury hampered his chances of more appearances last season before Dieng’s rise in form following a loan spell at Doncaster Rovers has made him QPR’s current number one. They sit 19th in the Championship.

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