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Ingram: A dream come true

Posted: Fri 22 Mar 2013
Author: Club reporter

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Matt Ingram says he will be realising his dream when he makes his professional debut for the Wanderers at Burton Albion on Saturday (k.o 3pm).

The former John Hampden School pupil has progressed through the ranks at Adams Park and is set for his first start after Jordan Archer was called up to the Scotland U21 squad.

“I’ve been here since I was 12 and I’ve been working my way up the ladder,” Ingram told Chairboys Player. “To finally get my debut is a dream come true really.

“I was born in High Wycombe Hospital, I’ve lived here all my life and I’ve been a Wycombe supporter since I was a young boy. I’ve come up through the ranks and I’m delighted to get my first start.

“My family will be coming up and it’ll be nice to have them there supporting me.”  

Ingram was recalled from a highly-successful loan spell at Blue Square North side Oxford City ahead of last Tuesday’s game at Bradford City where the 19-year-old was named amongst the substitutes.

He said: “Just getting back with in with the team and getting used to the routine was important for me. It was different at Oxford City and it was really good to be involved again.

“They’ve helped me massively to get me where I am. I’ve got to thank Mike Ford (Oxford City manager) and Oxford City for having me there, it’s helped me no end.

“I’d say it mainly improved my game understanding. It’s helped me in knowing when to slow the game down and reading situations in games.

“After about two or three games of first-team football you start finding your feet. You get a bit more vocal and think ‘I can do this’ and then you start bossing people about.”

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