Motherwell have signed Liam Kelly on a loan deal until the end of the season as the QPR keeper becomes the Steelmen’s first signing of the window.

Kelly joined QPR in 2019 following excellent form at Livingston and has made 22 appearances for Mark Warburton’s side. But this season, he has lost his place to Seny Dieng, the former Dundee loanee attracting interest from the Premier League.

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Kelly has signed for Motherwell on loan till the end of the season. (Photo by Ian Randall/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

His form means Kelly has found minutes hard to come by and he moves to Motherwell in order to get them. The Steelmen, currently managed by interim boss Keith Lasley, have had several injuries in the department this term and have also lost Jordan Archer to Middlesbrough.

Kelly said of the move: “I’m grateful for the opportunity Motherwell have offered me. My objective is to play games. I know there’s strong competition here and I will have to earn my place.

“I’m ready and available when called upon. We’ve got a good squad and need to start picking up results.”

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Ready to get into action as quickly as possible with Motherwell joint-bottom. (Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Interim manager Lasley added: “Liam will strengthen our options in the goalkeeping department, with Jordan Archer having left us.

“He has already proven his ability at this level, playing a big part in Livingston’s success and also earning the recognition of an international call-up.”

A debut could beckon for Kelly when Motherwell take on St Mirren on Saturday, where they will look for a first win since October 31.

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