Motherwell completed an intriguing signing on Wednesday when the club announced that QPR goalkeeper Liam Kelly had joined on loan for the rest of the season.
The goalkeeper played a big part in Livingston’s success in their return to the Premiership, which won him a move to London.
However, Kelly has lost his place in the Championship side, and made his return to Scotland. The transfer is one that needed to be made for Motherwell, as Trevor Carson is injured and Jordan Archer has joined Middlesbrough.
Could make debut on Saturday
Kelly looks set to be Motherwell’s new number one, and could make his debut against St Mirren on Saturday. Kelly is still only 24-years-old, so he could have a decade plus of time left in the game. He began his career at Rangers, but was unable to make the breakthrough into the first-team.
That led to the move to Livingston, which really kickstarted Kelly’s career. The player will be hoping that the move to Motherwell will work in the same way.
If the player enjoys his time at Fir Park then perhaps the deal will be made permanent. Only time will tell on that part.
One fan tips player for Scotland squad
In the meantime, some Motherwell fans on social media were pleased that the club managed to get the deal done. One fan claimed that the player would get into the Scotland squad after singing for Motherwell.
Another hoped that he would be the first name on the team sheet for the St Mirren game.
Cracking signing 👍 welcome to the club Liam 👏
— Stuart Harker (@99Harker) January 6, 2021
Welcome to our great wee club Liam 👍
— Peter Elder 🏴 (@PeterElder74) January 6, 2021
First name on the team sheet on Saturday 😄👍
— Stuart Falconer (@stufalconer) January 6, 2021
Welcome Liam. Scotland squad awaits.
— Paul Gray (@paullyv71) January 6, 2021
Astute bit of business that.
— Liam Casey (@liamcasey86) January 6, 2021
— bert (@rxbbiemfc) January 6, 2021
love you motherwell
— Lauren (@mfclauren) January 6, 2021