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QPR Line Up £1.5M Smithies Bid

Alex Smithies

Read the comments of Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell here.

It's understood Queens Park Rangers could be lining up a move for Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Alex Smithies.
 
It would be in the region of £1.5 million.
 
Smithies was left out of the Town team that drew 1-1 with Blackburn Rovers on Saturday with manager Chris Powell admitting there is interest in him from another club.
 
Powell told htafc.com after the game: “There has been interest in Alex from another club. I found out on Friday night and made a decision, alongside the other people at the football club, that maybe it wasn’t right to play him. As a result, Joe (Murphy) continued in goal. 
 
“When you choose a team, you have to make sure all XI that will play are right and ready to go out there and give their all. I know Alex would – he always has done as a first-class professional – but you have to look at every aspect for the team and the individual. Sometimes you have to make these decisions.
 
“I met Alex at the training ground this morning and between us, we felt it wasn’t right for him to play today. 
 
“I really like Alex Smithies and everyone connected with the Club should be proud of him; he’s a local lad who has come through the system. I can’t stop interest from other clubs – nobody can – and we know that virtually every player has a price, whether that’s here or anywhere else around the world. 
 
“There is no imminent news, but we will see what happens in the next day or two. Players don’t stay forever; things change if other clubs put in offers we cannot turn down.”

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