GARETH STEPS UP KEEPER SEARCH
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