Former Livingston goalkeeper Liam Kelly had a QPR debut to remember, inspiring them to League Cup progression.
Having found himself on the bench for the Loftus Road side’s first two league games, Kelly was handed his chance against Bristol City in the Carabao cup.
After a pulsating 3-3 spectacle, the tie went to penalty kicks.
Kelly made his claim for the QPR number one spot
It was the ex-Livingston stopper who finished the game. He saved Robins captain Bailey Wright’s spot kick, sealing a 5-4 penalty shootout victory.
There wasn’t much he could have done about the City goals. Two of them were crackers, with Liam Walsh’s free kick from 30 yards catching the eye.
Apart from that he had to keep himself busy. He dealt with everything else apart from the stunning strikes. Kelly showed good distribution skills and a seemingly dab hand at saving penalties.
Before this clash, the stopper hadn’t played since May. He was obviously a bit rusty in stages, but overall, Kelly did a decent job.
This was his claim for the number one spot. Perhaps conceding three goals hasn’t helped his cause, but he’ll have shown his boss Mark Warburton that he is capable of becoming his number one.
Livi fans will be delighted to see their former star make an instant impact down south.