Between the posts is arguably where Queens Park Rangers are strongest as they look to review and build a successful squad for the new season.
With two more than capable senior stoppers on the books, the Loftus Road faithful can rest fairly easy that the club remains in safe hands, if you pardon the pun.
QPR's player of the year, Smithies was nothing short of a revelation last season. A player with undoubted quality and reputation at this level, a question mark still remained over whether he was the man to replace experienced goalkeeper Rob Green who departed for Leeds United last summer.
But the 25-year-old's impact on the team was profound, keeping seven clean sheets and winning nine supporters' man of the match awards, it's reasonable to say that without his presence in the QPR net, the side could well competing in League One in the upcoming season.
Such was the quality of Smithies' displays last season, that a question mark still hangs over his future with rumours of a move to Huddersfield Town in the Premier League, but if he was to move on, the R's would feel cautiously optimistic with current number two goalkeeper Matt Ingram on the books.
2016-17 was a frustrating campaign for Ingram who was stuck behind the irreplaceable Alex Smithies in the QPR net. He made just four appearances for the club in the cup competitions, and will certainly be looking for more action next season.
At just 23, the former Wycombe Wanderers 'keeper still very much has time on his side, but will certainly be looking to play regular first team football to build on the already impressive 140 senior starts he has made in his career.
A more-than capable stopper, Ingram has shown he would be a suitable replacement for Smithies, should be make a move, but the R's faithful can feel quietly confident in the fact that Ingram's best years are very much ahead of him.
If Smithies remains, you can guarantee that Ingram will be breathing down the Yorkshire-goalkeeper's neck to get his hands on the number one jersey, should Smithies' form dip.
It was a successful campaign for the 22-year-old who went on loan to League One side Bristol Rovers. Lumley made 19 starts and kept an impressive eight clean sheets as Rovers finished the season in 10th place in the Division.
The young goalkeeper will have been pleased to be playing regular first-team football, and will be looking for more of the same next year after proving his ability on a regular basis. Should Smithies leave, it's likely that Lumley would be called upon as number two at Loftus Road, but if not you can expect to see him sent out on loan to gain more first-team match experience.
Other than the possibility of Alex Smithies leaving the club, I think it's unlikely to be an area where we'll see any movement this summer.
If Smithies did depart, the club are likely to feel confident that Matt Ingram and Joe Lumley are capable of stepping up to replace him, meaning a move for a new goalkeeper at the club will be unlikely. In my opinion, any funds raised from the potential sale of Smithies would be better spent on other areas of the team.