QPR keeper Smithies joins Cardiff for undisclosed fee

PUBLISHED: 10:11 28 June 2018 | UPDATED: 10:11 28 June 2018

Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Alex Smithies has joined Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Alex Smithies has joined Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

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Stopper leaves Rs to join Bluebirds in deal believed to be worth £3m

Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Alex Smithies has joined Premier League outfit Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee.

The stopper departs after spending the past three seasons at Loftus Road, having arrived in west London from Huddersfield Town in 2015.

The 28-year-old made 109 appearances for QPR in that time and was the club’s undisputed number one last term.

However, Smithies has now left the Rs to join the recently-promoted Bluebirds for a fee believed to be around £3m.

The custodian will link up at Cardiff with a former QPR boss in the form of Neil Warnock, who was pleased to get the deal over the line.

“Having watched Alex for a while, there is no doubting his pedigree,” Warnock told the club website.

Smithies’ departure leaves Matt Ingram and Joe Lumley as the only senior keepers currently on the books with QPR.

Both spent time away from the club on loan last term, but will now look to use the pre-season schedule to stake their claim to take over from Smithies.

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