Matt Ingram joined Hull City from Queens Park Rangers in June 2019, signing an initial three-year deal.
Born in High Wycombe, Matt Ingram joined hometown club Wycombe Wanderers as a youngster and was one of the last cohort of players to come through an apprenticeship at the club before Wanderers closed down the programme in 2012 citing issues around the increased staffing and financial demands of the Elite Player Performance Plan.
Whilst still a first-year scholar, Ingram was called up to the first-team squad for Choirboys’ League Two match against Shrewsbury Town in September 2010, appearing on the substitutes’ bench.
He was also selected for an England goalkeeping training camp in January 2011 and was the only representative from a League Two club to be included.
A work experience spell with Isthmian League Premier Division club Lewes followed in early 2012 before his progress and development was rewarded with a first professional contract at the club in May 2012.
Loan spells at Conference South club Hayes & Yeading United and Conference North club Oxford City followed during the 2012/13 season, which saw him make a total of 21 appearances, before being handed his first-team debut for Wycombe against Accrington Stanley in March 2013.
Ingram began the 2013/14 season as Wycombe’s first-choice goalkeeper and kept a clean sheet in the opening fixture of the campaign to help his side register a 1-0 win over Morecambe.
He went on to enjoy an impressive season behind the posts and was named as the Football League’s Young Player of the Month for September in 2014 before going on to bag a hat-trick of awards at the end of the season, including the Supporters’ Player of the Year.
Ingram helped the Adams Park outfit reach the League Two play-offs that year, only to suffer the heartache of missing the post-season competition after picking up an injury in the final league game of the regular season.
Undeterred, he returned to full fitness in the summer in time for the start of the 2014/15 season and continued to impress, featuring in all but two matches for Gareth Ainsworth’s side, excelling between the sticks.
His impressive form continued the following campaign, with eleven clean sheets in 29 appearances, which led to a move to the Championship with Queens Park Rangers during the January transfer window of 2016.
Ingram only featured in two games for the Rs in the remainder of the season but did manage to keep two clean sheets in those appearances. Chances were limited for Ingram during the 2016/17 season mainly due to the excellent form of Alex Smithies.
He began the 2017/18 season on loan at Northampton and he made 20 appearances for the Cobblers before being recalled in January, playing twice for QPR in the latter stages of the campaign.
More frustration followed for the custodian during the previous campaign as again he was limited to just seven appearances in all competitions, also featuring once for Wycombe after returning to his former club on an emergency loan deal in November 2018.
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