Lee Wallace and Liam Kelly join their former Rangers boss Mark Warburton at QPR

Lee Wallace in action for Rangers (SNS Group / Ross Parker)
Lee Wallace in action for Rangers (SNS Group / Ross Parker)

Mark Warburton has made two of his former Rangers players his first signings as QPR boss.

The Championship side confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Liam Kelly earlier today, and former Ibrox captain Lee Wallace has now also joined Warburton in London.

The 31-year-old defender, who found first team opportunities limited under Steven Gerrard last season, told the QPR website: “I am delighted to be here and really looking forward to the challenge ahead.

“This is an exciting time to play for a top football club. I know I am coming to a great club to work with a top man and a top manager.”

He added: “I just felt everything was right.

“I have had 15 seasons in Scotland and now is time for a fresh challenge and a very exciting challenge at that.ā€

Warburton said: “Lee is a top-class professional and a lot of clubs were after him so Iā€™m delighted to get him on board.

“He is a natural leader and did a fantastic job for me while I was up there. He governed the dressing room and set the standards in the right way. He loves his football and is very much into the coaching and tactical side of the game.

“He has a point to prove. The last 18 months at Glasgow Rangers were difficult for him. I have no doubt he will come down here absolutely determined to prove many people wrong.”

On the signing of Kelly, Warburton said:Ā “Liam has great distribution and he is a very good shot stopper.

“Joe Lumley did exceptionally well last season so Liam’s job is to come here and compete.”

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