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Joe Lumley signs new QPR contract

GOALKEEPER Joe Lumley has signed a new three-year deal at QPR.

The 23-year-old – who joined Rangers at the age of 16 – has committed his future until the summer of 2021, much to his delight.
 
“I’ve been here since I was 16, so I’m delighted to sign for another three years,” he told www.qpr.co.uk.
 
“Since I joined I’ve always wanted to play for the first team so I’d do anything for that. Now that the new contract’s all sorted I can push ahead.”

Lumley impressed last season on loan at League One outfit Blackpool, where he kept nine clean sheets during 18 appearances before being recalled in April following an injury to team-mate Matt Ingram.
 
After taking the gloves for the R’s two final Championship games of the 2017/18 campaign, he’ll now battle it out with Ingram for the number one spot under the stewardship of Gavin Ward following the recent departure of Alex Smithies to Cardiff City.
 
“My game’s improved massively since I’ve been here and I’ve learnt so much,” he added. “I’ve taken a lot from the goalkeeper coaches that I’ve had here and now with Gavin Ward I’m learning more every day, so hopefully it can only get better.”
 
Lumley’s contract, which originally expired in 2019, keeps him in W12 until June 2021.