GARETH STEPS UP KEEPER SEARCH

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Michael Bower

GARETH Ainsworth will turn his at­ten­tion to solv­ing Wycombe’s goal­keeper cri­sis this week af­ter Matt In­gram stepped in against Sun­der­land.

Wanderers were left short be­tween the sticks fol­low­ing re­cent in­juries to Ryan All­sop and Yves Ma-Kalam­bay.

In­gram, 24, who was a Chairboys keeper be­tween 2010 and 2016, was drafted in on a seven-day loan from QPR for yes­ter­day’s clash against the Black Cats.

But with All­sop, 26, not ex­pected back un­til 2019, and Ma-Kalam­bay, 32, un­avail­able af­ter break­ing a bone in his hand, Wycombe boss Ainsworth is on the look­out for a long-term so­lu­tion.

Ainsworth said: “Ryan suf­fered an un­for­tu­nate in­jury on Mon­day which looks like it will keep him out of ac­tion for a num­ber of weeks, which is a mas­sive blow for us and we’re gut­ted to lose him as he’s been in ex­cel­lent form.

“Yves is also re­cov­er­ing from a hand in­jury, and Cameron Yates is a young lad with no EFL ex­pe­ri­ence, so we needed to act fast to get some­one in place.

“Matt was top of our list and for­tu­nately for us, it’s in­ter­na­tional week­end which means QPR don’t have a game and they have agreed to loan him to us, giv­ing us ex­tra time to se­cure a longer-term re­place­ment.”

STAND-IN: Matt In­gram

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