Motherwell are keen to bring one goalkeeper in from QPR permanently – and another is impressing in Ayrshire.

QPR loanee Liam Kelly was inspirational for the ‘Well on Saturday as they beat St Mirren 1-0 to all but secure their Scottish Premiership status. Meanwhile in the Scottish Championship, PJ Morrison shone for Ayr United in a 1-1 draw with Dunfermline after arriving from Fir Park on an emergency loan just hours prior to kick-off.

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Morrison has arrived at Ayr United from Motherwell. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Motherwell manager Graham Alexander was full of praise for Kelly, who he would like to bring back from QPR next season: “We’ve spoken to Liam and QPR about it after he said he would be interested in coming back next year.

“It has been on the backburner as we have tried to get permanent players signed up. But if his future lies out of QPR then we would certainly be interested. He has done great for us. In the last league game he made a mistake and I think he is still whipping himself about that.


“But he made a massive save from the penalty and he doesn’t have to make anything up to me as he has been fantastic since he came in. And we would really like to keep him.”

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Talks underway with QPR. (Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Ayr United boss David Hopkin has praised Morrison’s debut, the goalkeeper tipped by former ‘Well manager Stephen Robinson as a future number one in claret and amber. Hopkin was pleased with the maiden display.

He said: “PJ Morrison has come in from Motherwell and I thought he was excellent. I’ve got to thank Motherwell, because both he and Graham Alexander have been fantastic. He only came in yesterday [Friday], did a wee bit with us and you could just see his confidence.

“He’s punched one in the first half, his distribution was good, he was vocal and he’s a lad who’s played Scottish football. I just thought that he looked an all-round competent goalkeeper for such a young boy.”

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