QPR have signed Matt Ingram from Wycombe Wanderers for an undisclosed fee.
The 22-year-old goalkeeper has shown himself to be one of the best young goalkeepers in the lower leagues since making his debut in 2013 and now he will get a shot at the Championship after he signed a four and a half year contract with the club.
The R’s are planning to sell their number one goalkeeper Rob Green this January due to his contract running out at the end of the season and his high wages which are crippling the club. Ingram comes in as a replacement for Green, but he won’t be able to get into the first team just yet.
Alex Smithies, who was signed from Huddersfield Town in the summer, is expected to be the new number one when Green leaves this January, meaning Ingram may have to wait for his debut.
Following his signing, Ingram told the club website: “I’m at the stage of my career when I want to progress and I see QPR as a natural step forward for me.”
“I spoke to the manager at length and he made me feel really welcome about coming here.”
“I’m by no means the finished article – as a 22-year-old goalkeeper, I’ve still got a lot to learn – and coming here gives me another platform to develop and get better. ”
“The challenge of competing for the shirt will drive me on. Alex (Smithies) is a great keeper and I’m looking forward to working with him and the other keepers.”