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‘It makes perfect sense’ – QPR set to offload 25-y/o ahead of new season: Opinion



QPR are said to be ready to offload goalkeeper, Matt Ingram as they prepare for their 2019/2020 league campaign according to West London Sport. 

The 25-year-old has struggled for game time with the Hoops this season, largely due to the impressive performances shown by Joe Lumley, who has established himself as first-choice goalkeeper at Loftus Road.

But Ingram started the first four league games of the season for QPR, but didn’t cover himself in glory, and was replaced by Lumley between the sticks.

He then went on to feature in cup competitions only, and hasn’t made a league appearances since August, so he’ll surely know that the writing is on the wall.

The report also claims that newly appointed QPR boss, Mark Warburton has lined up Livingston goalkeeper, Liam Kelly as Ingram’s replacement heading into next season.

But is this the right decision by QPR in letting Ingram depart over the summer?

We discuss….

Jacob Potter: 

“This is the best move for both parties.

“Ingram was never going to be able to replace Lumley as first-choice goalkeeper at QPR, and I think it’s best if the club move him on before next season.

“Kelly is likely to be on cheaper wages, and arguably is a better option to challenge Lumley for his starting spot after such an impressive season with Livingston.”

George Harbey: 

“I think it makes perfect sense for Warburton to get rid of Ingram and bring in Kelly as his replacement.

“Ingram only made four league appearances for the R’s last season, and made only one appearance during an emergency loan spell at Wycombe, so he hasn’t really done enough to suggest that he can force his way into the QPR first-team.

“Kelly, meanwhile, looks to be a goalkeeper on the ip, and it would be a real coup if QPR were to land him with other high-profile clubs reportedly interested in signing him.”

Kealan Hughes: 

“This is a good call from QPR.

“Ingram has never really displayed the same kind of performances which earned him a move to QPR from Wycombe, and he has been out of favour for much of his time there.

“Kelly did really well in the SPL last season and is deserving of a move to a bigger club. Warburton has worked with him previously and he should do well with QPR.”

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