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QPR man finalises temporary EFL switch

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Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Joe Lumley has joined Doncaster Rovers on a one-week emergency loan deal.

The 25-year-old started the season as the R’s number one, but he has been frozen out in recent weeks, failing to make the matchday squad in recent weeks.

As a result, he was loaned to Gillingham on a short-term basis last week before returning to the capital.

And, a similar move is on the cards, with the R’s website confirming this afternoon that Lumley has joined the Yorkshire outfit on loan or the next seven days.

The keeper will be expected to start against Sunderland tomorrow and a game against Blackpool on Tuesday.

Doncaster had been on the lookout for a new stopper after Josef Bursik was recalled by Stoke City. The England U21 international returned to his parent club after Angus Gunn joined Adam Davies on the sidelines, leaving Michael O’Neill short of options in that position.

This deal is only going through outside of the window because it’s an emergency loan, with seven days the maximum Lumley can stay each time.

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The verdict

This is a smart bit of business from Doncaster as they are bringing in a good keeper for League One level and he will be ready for what is a big game against Sunderland tomorrow.

As for QPR, it makes sense for them to allow Lumley to leave, as he isn’t going to be in the squad, so it does suit all parties.

Whether a new agreement is reached next week remains to be seen but you wouldn’t be surprised if it was.

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