Wycombe Wanderers: Matt Ingram move 'worried' Gareth Ainsworth

Matt Ingram
Matt Ingram kept four clean sheets in five games during the month of January

Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth has said there were "worrying moments" over potentially losing goalkeeper Matt Ingram in the transfer window.

The 21-year-old, who has been nominated for League Two player of the month for January, has never been dropped since his Chairboys debut in March 2013.

"There were a few worrying moments," said Ainsworth of Ingram, who was linked with Nottingham Forest.external-link

"But there was no chance we were ever going to actively try to sell him."

Ingram, who has made 93 appearances for his hometown club, is set to start once again on Saturday against Cambridge United.

Cambridge go into the game on the back of Tuesday night's FA Cup fourth-round replay defeat by Premier League side Manchester United at Old Trafford.

But Ainsworth said his side, currently third in the division, must focus on their own performance as they look to end a run of three straight draws.

"I think they'll have had a taste of playing at a fantastic stadium against a fantastic level (of team), and they may be hungry to get back there, and that could aid them on Saturday," he said.

"We won't be looking at Cambridge and trying to work out their mental state, we'll be concentrating on our own.

"We're still unbeaten in 11, but we've got a bit goal-shy recently. It's time for people to step up and find the back of the net."

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