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Ingram: Gutted With The Result, But No Time To Dwell

15 February 2021

Goalkeeper Matt Ingram says that he and his Hull City teammates are eager to make quick amends for Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at home to MK Dons.

The 27-year-old admitted that the result was a tough one to take, but insists that no-one is feeling sorry for themselves as the Tigers look to make a quick response against Wigan Athletic on Wednesday night.

“I was gutted with the result,” said Ingram. “We limited their opportunities and created a few ourselves and we’re just gutted to lose it on a penalty decision. We’re really disappointed because we felt we stuck to the game plan and did alright.

“It’s a team thing. I think defensively we’re doing well, but then going forwards it’s just not quite clicking and we’re not quite putting the ball in the back of the net, whether it be from set-pieces or in open play and that’s something we need to look at as a team and look to improve quickly.

“One thing I do know is that it’s about us as a collective. We’re not going to point fingers and we know that we’ve got the ability to get the ball into the final third, we just need to put it in the back of the net.

“It’s been a real kick in the teeth for us, but the games come thick and fast. We’ve got to pick ourselves up and go again. We’ve got no time to feel sorry for ourselves or get down about it. It’s very disappointing but we’ve got to put things right for Wigan on Wednesday.”

The shot-stopper was called into action early on to deny Will Grigg with a superb reflex save, but was quick to highlight the work of his defenders to limit the chances he faced not only on Saturday afternoon, but throughout the season.

“We stuck to the game plan and in the end from open play I had one save to make," he said. "It was a scrappy game because of the way they press, but we got the ball in the final third a lot, we just didn’t score so I think you look at the game differently if we score two or three of our chances and you’d probably say it was a good win and that we performed well.

“It was just instinctive from me, the ball flashed across the six yard box and I turned, kept my balance, kept my hands forward and luckily I got a tip to it, but as I mentioned before, this season our defence has been fairly resolute and that’s one of the rare saves I’ve had to make or George (Long) has had to make.

“Every team will have a dip in form this season, and this is ours. We need to get out of it now and it’s down to us in the dressing room to sort that out.”

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