SMITHIES HAPPY AT QPR MOVE

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ALEX Smithies in­sists he will thrive on the pres­sure of play­ing at QPR af­ter the for­mer Hud­der­s­field keeper was drafted in as cover for in-de­mand Rob Green.

Eng­land in­ter­na­tional Green has been linked with a re­turn to West Ham so the R’s have moved swiftly to sign 25-year-old Smithies – who made 274 ap­pear­ances for the Ter­ri­ers af­ter com­ing through the York­shire club’s youth sys­tem.

“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 and I think I will thrive off that.”

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