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Keeper Smithies says he wants new QPR deal

QPR goalkeeper Alex Smithies says he is happy at the club and wants to stay.

Smithies, 26, has been in discussions over a new deal at Loftus Road. His current contract expires in 2018.

It is claimed that Aston Villa have shown an interest in Smithies, who joined QPR from Huddersfield Town in the summer of 2015.

Smithies told the Brent & Kilburn Times: “I’d be delighted to extend my stay here. I love playing for this club – the fans and the manager are really backing me.

“My family are settled too and that’s vitally important for any footballer, so that’s great for me. I’m happy to continue playing for this club for many years to come.

“I’m really enjoying playing for QPR. It’s inevitable that you have good and bad spells, but I think I’ve been really consistent this season.

“I might not have picked up as many clean sheets as I would have liked, but I feel my overall performance levels have been high, so that’s been really pleasing.

“I feel as though I’ve taken my game to the next level, so I’m feeling really content with everything right now.”

West London Sport recently reported that QPR are keen for Smithies, Darnell Furlong, Massimo Luongo and Ryan Manning to sign new contracts at Loftus Road.