Hatters set to sign emergency loan deal with Hull City keeper in time for Fulham clash
Luton Town have been linked with an emergency loan move to sign goalkeeper Matt Ingram from Championship rivals Hull City.
A serious knee injury to James Shea, plus Jed Steer having to cut short his spell at Kenilworth Road from Aston Villa due to a ruptured Achilles in March, saw Hatters chief Nathan Jones leave with only one stopper available, Harry Isted, who made his league debut in the 1-1 draw with Blackpool last weekend.
However, as this is his only recognized appearance for the club, the 25-year-old is not considered a senior goalkeeper by the EFL, meaning Jones can bring in another goalkeeper, although not from a Premier League teamas he did earlier this season, borrowing Alex Palmer from West Bromwich Albion for two games.
With only youth team Jameson Horlick available to go on the bench and Luton one win away from securing a play-off place, Middlesbrough and Millwall are still in the hunt for a top six spot after wins over Stoke and Peterborough yesterday, Jones was warned. by Hull Live to make a move for Ingram.
The 28-year-old started his career at Wycombe, playing 140 times in six years for the Chairboys, before a £450,000 transfer to QPR in January 2016.
He started just 19 times for Rangers over three years, with loans to Northampton and former side Wycombe, heading to Hull in June 2019.
Ingram played 38 games as the Tigers won the League One title last season, while he has made 29 appearances this season, including 1-0 and 3-1 defeats to Luton.
He was replaced by Chelsea loanee Nathan Baxter for the 2-1 defeat at Millwall on April 18, coming on the bench for the last three matches, including Saturday’s 5-0 hammering away at Bristol City.
With teenager Harvey Cartwright tipped to become number two in City’s final game of the season next weekend, Ingram, who is out of contract at MKM Stadium this summer, would go straight into Luton’s XI for his trip to Fulham. tomorrow evening.