Huddersfield Town are preparing to make a move to sign QPR’s Alex Smithies during the summer according to a report from Get West London.
The Terriers currently have Danny Ward in goal but while he is currently the talk of the town after being the hero for saving two penalties in their shoot out win over Sheffield Wednesday, his time at the John Smith’s Stadium will soon be over. He is currently on loan from Liverpool and is expected to return to them at the end of the season. This means no matter what league Huddersfield will be in next season, they will need a new number one.
And Huddersfield are looking to sign a familiar face. Smithies is coming off the back of a great season for QPR, excelling in between the sticks when the rest of the team haven’t and earning him 44th place on our Top 50 Players of the EFL list. But with QPR not looking like they will progress going into next season, Smithies may be set to look elsewhere and move.
And a return to the club where he made his name would be too much to resist for Smithies. He was a fan of the West Yorkshire side before coming through their academy and became a hero himself when he saved multiple penalties when they won the Sky Bet League One play-off final against Sheffield United back in 2012. He would end up moving to QPR in 2015 but with Huddersfield being in such a great position now even if they aren’t promoted, he may be set to move back.