Goalkeeper Alex Smithies hopes a new deal to stay at QPR can be agreed sooner rather than later.

The Rangers stopper has been in fine form during the campaign and will be a player of the season candidate come May.

The 26-year-old has 18 months left on his current deal and the west Londoners are keen to see him stay on at Loftus Road beyond that. GetWestLondon understands that a deal could be confirmed in the coming days.

He said: "Things are ongoing. I think there's been a lot going on at the club with the ground and things like that, so people have been busy.

Triffic! As Harry Reknapp might say - Alex Smithies (L) saves from Wolves' Matt Doherty (R)

"I would certainly like to sign a new contract and I believe the club want me to sign one too, so I think everything is progressing on that front.

"Nothing happens overnight in that respect but I'm hoping to get it done. It's definitely progressing. I'd like to think it'll be wrapped up quite shortly.”

Smithies had been linked with other clubs during the January transfer window but he disregards rumours regarding his future.

He added: "I don't pay attention to it really. I don't massively read the media. People might tell me about things but I don't take much notice of it - I know when I've been playing well and when I've not."

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