As reported by West London Sport, QPR are said to have rejected an offer from Nottingham Forest for goalkeeper Joe Lumley, with the Reds said to have made a move to take the shot stopper on loan until the end of the season.
The 25-year-old has been largely out of favour under Mark Warburton at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium this term due to the emergence of Seny Dieng and could well be on the move on Deadline Day.
However it is believed that the R’s would be more keen on selling the player as opposed to a temporary move.
A move back to Doncaster Rovers, where the player had spent time on loan previously had been mooted before the club rejected the offer after Lumley’s fellow keeper, Liam Kelly was loaned to Motherwell.
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The Harlow-born keeper has just six months remaining on his contract with his boyhood club.
It is clear that the R’s are dead set on getting some sort of fee for Lumley this month, meaning that a loan move for the keeper is highly unlikely.
Despite being out of favour, the 25-year-old still provides a steady level of back up to Dieng and could well come in handy for Warburton if his first choice shot stopper picks up an injury.
In what is a sorry state of affairs for a player that came through the club’s academy as a youngster, it appears likely that he will be packing his bags for pastures new come June of this year.
Turning 26 later this month, Lumley at least can take solace from the fact that he still has his best years ahead of him as a goalkeeper as he seeks resurrect his stuttering career.