On 25th June 2019 it was announced that goalkeeper Matt Ingram had officially become Hull City’s first signing of the summer transfer period. Twenty-five year old Ingram comes to Hull City from the Queens Park Rangers and is reportedly “delighted” to be a Tiger.
Ingram signed a 3-year contract with the team for an undisclosed amount and is hoping to push himself as hard as he can and grow in strength. With 200 senior appearances to his name, most of which he gained with his hometown team Wycombe Wanderers, Ingram is hoping to bring his wealth of experience to the Tigers. Here’s everything you need to know about goalkeeper Matt Ingram.
Who is Matt Ingram?
Ingram was born in Wycombe and joined his hometown team, the Wycombe Wanderers, at the start of the 2013/2014 season as their first-choice goalkeeper. In September 2014 he was named the Football League’s Young Player of the Month and went on to win a further 3 awards during the season. Ingram enjoyed continued success in the 2014/2015 season and as a result was signed to the Queens Park Rangers during the transfer window of January 2016.
While Ingram only featured in 2 matches during the season, he went on loan to Northampton at the start of the 2017/2018 season and made 20 appearances for them. Owing to Ingram’s success with his previous teams, he was successfully signed as a Tiger on 25 June 2019. While we don’t know how much the contract is worth, we can guess that you would be able to have plenty of eSports betting Australia fun with it!
Ingram Excited to be a Tiger
Following the announcement of the 3-year, Ingram was immediately vocal regarding his excitement at joining Hull City. Not one to rest on his laurels, Ingram stated, “I still have plenty to learn as a goalkeeper, but I am a quick learner. I’m looking forward to new experiences with Hull City”.
Ingram considers his strengths as a goalkeeper to be his impressive shot-stopping and the command he holds of his area, but knows he can learn plenty from Hull City’s current goalkeeper George Long. When speaking of his decision to join Hull City, Ingram stated that he was looking forward to once again working with Barry Richardson who he worked with earlier in his career at Wycombe Wanderers.
What Do the Hull City Fans Feel?
While Hull City have signed a potentially great goalkeeper, it’s important to take note of the opinions of the fans. Ingram may be delighted, but it’s been reported that Hull City fans are sceptical of the move owing to the fact that he only made 4 league appearances last season.
Furthermore, in the 8 appearances he did enjoy in all competitions last season, Ingram failed to keep a single clean sheet. It would seem that Ingram has a lot to prove, but with a good pre-season he may just stand a fighting chance.