Keeper Ingram aiming to stay in the pink
MATT Ingram reckons he is sitting pretty in pink as Wycombe’s keeper, writes Adam Jones.
The Chairboys gloveman dons the same colour every game, and while the vivid checkered strip has sparked plenty of debate, Ingram insists it is a mind game in its own right.
“The idea behind it is to make me look bigger,” the keeper explained. “The brighter it is the bigger I look, particularly when strikers are bearing down on goal.”
Unfortunately it did not work on Tuesday night when Wycombe’s run of nine unbeaten games came to an end in a 2-1 defeat at Exeter.
But despite the reverse, Wanderers held on to top spot by virtue of goal difference – testament to their keeper and a great defensive record.
“To be honest, I think it’s the whole team,” said Ingram. “The gaffer has got us playing a certain way out of possession, from the front we defend well.”
In one respect, the defeat at St James’s Park came as something of a relief to manager Gareth Ainsworth, who said: “It has been a heck of a run but it has come to an end now, so people can stop asking me about how far it can go.
“We have put in a mammoth effort and the lads looked a little bit leggy. Although we had one of our poorer performances, we created some really good chances, and that is the positive for me.”