Date: 24th July 2019 at 6:00am
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Most Queens Park Rangers eyes this week have been on the confirmed sale of Academy graduate Darnell Furlong to West Bromwich Albion, but on Monday we did have another arrival in the shape of former Colchester United goalkeeper Dillon Barnes.

The 23-year-old stopper comes in as a free agent as although he featured for Colchester 26 times last year, keeping eight clean sheets, he rejected the chance to sign a new deal with them over the summer so he becomes manager Mark Warburton’s ninth addition of the summer so far. He has also penned a two year deal.

Speaking to the Official Site, Warburton explained the signing, calling him a ‘talented’ young stopper with ‘so much development potential’.

Goalkeeper coach Gavin Ward confirmed that one of Joe Lumley, Liam Kelly and Seny Dieng would be heading out on loan ahead of the transfer window slamming shut, so Barnes provides more experienced cover so we can leave the Under 23 group to continue their own development.

“I’ve seen a lot of him, he has got the raw ingredients to become a very good goalkeeper. We have to perfect that now and make him technically as good as he can be. We have got Joe, Liam and Seny, and one of those will be going out on loan, so we don’t want to leave ourselves short. Tyla Dickinson and Marcin Brzozowski are doing great in the Under-23s but we just needed that extra one in as well.”

Reacting to his arrival with plenty growing impatient at the lack of our striker options, it was probably unfair to the lad for that point to be made on his announcement, but such are frustrations.

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