Liam Kelly is delighted at making his QPR debut and many R’s fans are feeling the same after his penalty shoot-out heroics.
The Scot is a new arrival at Loftus Road this season, and although he won’t be pleased with conceding three goals on his debut, the penalty shoot-out win will be great comfort to him.
The goalkeeper acknowledged himself on Twitter that the game was a bit of a ‘rollercoaster’, but QPR are through to the next round and he got to experience his first action of the season, which explains why Kelly is overjoyed.
He also used the opportunity to show Mark Warburton that he is capable of performing against a Championship side. He conceded three but made some good saves and distributed the ball well, so could soon overtake Joe Lumley in the pecking order.
QPR fans are pleased at seeing him featuring for the first time, and they will be confident that they will be in safe hands if Lumley is injured or suspended. Kelly too will get a huge confidence boost from his own display, particularly his winning penalty save.
Here is some of the reaction from QPR fans on Twitter.
Great start ta your first taste ov championship and cup football, ????????????
— STEVE O'MARA (@STEVEMOGORMAN2) August 14, 2019
Congrats on the debut tonight Liam x
— JILL F REILLY (@JJ22GR) August 14, 2019
looks like the rust was all off for the pens Liam. good stopping. URs
— Interstellar Troublemaker (@Rid_Doubt) August 14, 2019
Well done. An exciting match. Certainly one of the hero’s of the evening
— Ken Whitelaw (@whitelawkr) August 14, 2019
Well played, good to see you between the sticks
— Stephen with a H (@SussexR) August 14, 2019
well played liam neuer ????????
— Liam ☝???? (@LiamQPRFC_) August 13, 2019
Well played Liam. All the best to you always.
— Edward Allen (@Fili_Edd) August 14, 2019