Ingram signs new Wanderers contract

Matt Ingram

Matt Ingram

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GOALKEEPER Matt Ingram's future at Wanderers is in safe hands after he signed a new contract.

The former John Hampden Grammar School pupil's original deal was due to expire at the end of the season, but Ingram has penned a new contract through to summer 2017.

The 20-year-old has been tipped for the Premier League one day by manager Gareth Ainsworth and was voted fans' player of the year last season.

Ingram said: "I’ve loved every minute of my time here and it’s a real honour to wear the number 1 shirt for the club I’ve followed all my life.

"Extending my contract was an easy decision to make because I’m really enjoying my football and I have a huge amount of respect for the staff who are helping me develop as a player."

Blues boss Ainsworth said: "Matt is a hugely talented young keeper and I really believe he is destined to play a much higher level later in his career. There has been plenty of interest in him from Premier League and Championship clubs already which shows how highly he is regarded within the game.

"However, he’s a very level-headed young man and he’s determined to make the most of the opportunity he has here to continue his development as a number 1 keeper, playing week in, week out.

"We’re delighted to have him on board for an extra two years and he has some great people around him, from his family to our goalkeeping coach Barry Richardson, who will help him to fulfil his massive potential."

Meanwhile fellow goalkeepers Charlie Horlock and Alex Lynch have both made loan moves to non-league clubs.

Horlock played for Harrow Borough's 3-2 Ryman Premier League defeat by Dulwich Hamlet on Saturday while Lynch was an unused substitute for Hayes and Yeading as they beat St Albans City in the Conference South.

Both loan deals run until September 7.

Wanderers' goalkeeping coach Barry Richardson said: "We feel it’s important that our young players get into the habit of playing regular, competitive football because it plays an important role in their development, so we look forward to seeing the progress that Charlie and Alex make during their time out on loan."

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