Doncaster Rovers and Queen Park Rangers are said to be in discussions over a deal to extend Joe Lumley’s stay with the Yorkshire based club, with West London Sport reporting that the 25-year-old could well stay at the League One club into the new year.
The goalkeeper originally arrived at the Keepmoat Stadium back in November on an emergency loan deal which has since been extended several times by his temporary club following his strong showings for Donny.
Whilst the R’s are also said to be open to be open to letting the shot stopper leave in a permanent deal, with the player’s contract set to expire come the end of the current season.
Mark Warburton was quick to comment on the situation when speaking to reporters this week:
“There’s dialogue going on between the two clubs. We’ll see how that one pans out.
“We’re very lucky to have three very talented goalkeepers. You’ve got Liam Kelly who’s working like a demon every single day, frustrated at not playing.
“Joe’s situation will be discussed between Les and the board and their counterparts at Doncaster. Let’s see what emerges from there.”
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Lumley has nine appearances for Doncaster this season, keeping two clean sheets in the process.
I think this would be the best option for all concerned as Lumley and Liam Kelly have both fallen foul to Seny Dieng’s strong form this term, thus seeing them sit way down the pecking order.
Doncaster are a good up and coming club at Football league level and would provide a solid platform for the keeper to continue his development after a difficult few years with the R’s.
As mentioned by Warburton, QPR are well stocked in that position and for that reason seem likely to put the player’s interests before their own in this instance.
I fully expect Lumley to depart the club for pastures new and would like to think the R’s would rather get some money for him now than let him leave for nothing next summer.