QPR goalkeeper Alex Smithies says he's optimistic that he can achieve his personal ambitions while at Loftus Road.

The 27-year-old was widely linked with a move away from west London over the summer, with hometown club Huddersfield Town rumoured to be interested with a move.

However Smithies has said that he's hopeful that a few decent results will fire the club back up to the top end of the table.

QPR goalkeeper has his say on the summer speculation around a move to Huddersfield Town

Speaking to GetWestLondon about whether he can achieve his ambitions at QPR, he said: "I hope so.

"It's a very tight division and I think back-to-back wins soon pushes you up the league, especially in the early stages and I think if we can get that then we'll soon move up towards the top end and there's no reason why we can't be in and around the play-offs.

"We went into the international break on the back of a few bad results, which is frustrating but it's a long old season and it only takes a good month to move up the league and things look a little bit more rosy, and hopefully that'll be the case for us."