Hull City

Ingram Delighted To Be A Tiger

25 June 2019
Matt Ingram is looking forward to new experiences with Hull City after completing a move from Queens Park Rangers.

The 25-year-old goalkeeper joined the Tigers on Tuesday and is keen to continue to develop as a goalkeeper, and he is sure that he and George Long will push each other all the way for the Club’s number one jersey.

“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,” said Ingram.

“I’d look at shot-stopping and commanding my area as being my biggest strengths as a goalkeeper at the moment, but I can improve in every area and I’m sure that will happen here.

“I know George is already here and he is a great goalkeeper. I’m sure we’ll push each other hard for that shirt and, whoever gets it, I’m sure the other will be pushing them all the way.

“I think it was always in my mind to make a move this summer. I had a tough time at QPR and didn’t play a lot of games, so I felt that I needed a fresh start. When Hull City came calling it was a no-brainer for me when it came to making a decision.”

Ingram’s move to the KCOM Stadium will give him the chance to once again link-up with goalkeeping coach Barry Richardson, a man he worked with at Wycombe Wanderers earlier in his career, and he admits that was a big factor in him heading north.

“I know ‘Baz’ really well and he is a massive factor in me believing that this is the right move for me,” added Ingram.

“Him being here was a big draw for me. I played plenty of games at Wycombe when he was the coach there. If you know somebody at a club, whether it’s a player or a coach, it just helps you to settle in that little bit better. He was straight over to me within a few minutes of me arriving, showing me around and introducing me so that was nice.

“There’s so much about him that makes him a great coach to work with. He had plenty of experience himself as a player and he puts on some great training sessions. He has your back with everything and it’s great to have a coach like that.”

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