Alex Smithies: Queens Park Rangers sign Huddersfield keeper

Alex Smithies
Alex Smithies made his senior debut for Huddersfield in 2007

Queens Park Rangers have signed goalkeeper Alex Smithies from Championship rivals Huddersfield Town for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old made 274 appearances for the Terriers after coming through the Yorkshire club's youth system.

Smithies, who becomes QPR's 11th signing of the summer, has agreed a three-year deal at Loftus Road.

"This was a big decision but the timing was right for my career. QPR is the ideal opportunity for me," he said.

"Being at a club that was recently in the Premier League, there is going to be a lot of expectation to push on and improve, and I think I will thrive off that."

QPR's summer signings so far
Massimo Luongo (Swindon)James Perch (Wigan)
Ben Gladwin (Swindon)Paul Konchesky (Leicester, loan)
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City)Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield)
Jamie Mackie (Nottm Forest)Grant Hall (Tottenham)
Sebastian Polter (Mainz)Alex Smithies (Huddersfield)
Tjaronn Chery (Groningen)

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