Wycombe Wanderers have brought goalkeeper Matt Ingram back to the club on a seven-day loan following injuries to Ryan Allsop and Yves Ma-Kalambay.
Allsop is expected to be sidelined until the New Year are rupturing ankle ligaments during a training session this week, while Ma-Kalambay is unavailable after breaking a bone in his hand in the recent Checkatrade Trophy tie against Oxford United.
Manager Gareth Ainsworth has therefore swooped to seal Ingram’s return to the club from Queens Park Rangers on an emergency loan deal, enabling him to play in Saturday’s Sky Bet League 1 fixture at Sunderland.
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 for us since he joined in the summer. 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 for Sunderland’s game.
“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 kindly agreed to loan him to us for seven days, giving us extra time to secure a longer-term replacement for Ryan and Yves.
“It’ll be great to have Matt around the place again, even if it’s only for a few days, and we know he’ll be a more than reliable replacement for us on Saturday. As a local lad, I’m sure the fans will be delighted to see him in a Wycombe Wanderers kit once again and will give him their full support throughout the match at Sunderland.”
Ingram was handed his EFL debut by Ainsworth in 2013, having developed through the club’s youth system, and went on to make more than 140 appearances for his hometown club, prior to joining QPR in January 2016.
The 24-year-old has made 18 appearances for the Championship club, and played 20 times on loan for Northampton last season.