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Arveladze’s Ingram update and QPR verdict

19 February 2022

Shota Arveladze has provided an update on goalkeeper Matt Ingram following his injury in the 1-1 draw at Queens Park Rangers.

The 28-year-old was knocked unconscious following a collision early in the second half and received lengthy treatment before leaving the field on a stretcher and being taken to hospital.

“The last message we had is he’s back, he’s talking, he’s in contact with doctors, he feels well – that’s most important for us,” said Arveladze.

“It was uncontrolled contact between two players and he landed with the back of his head on the ground without the support of his hands.

“He went straight to the hospital and now we know he’s fine and he’s safe.”

Young goalkeeper Harvey Cartwright came on for his league debut and helped the Tigers secure a creditable 1-1 draw against the play-off chasing R’s – a result the boss felt was fair.      

“It was a difficult game, a good point,” said Arveladze.

“I am pleased to see the boys again with this very tough schedule to stay on their toes and go on. It was brilliant to see.

“We defended well. We got some good chances. Credit also to the opponent, they dominated the ball but they didn’t create many chances.

“I think a draw was right.”

Ilias Chair equalised for the hosts 15 minutes from time after Marcus Forss had put the Tigers ahead on 26 minutes from a Callum Elder corner – his first goal for the club.

Arveladze was pleased to see the Finn get off the mark but admits his side need to be more clinical.

“I hope he will continue (to score) because we need more goals,” Arveladze added.

“If we want to win, we want to score more goals.

“Keane (Lewis-Potter) got a good chance, Tyler (Smith) got a good chance, Marcus gets his chance and scored. That’s what strikers need.

“We don’t have too many chances for now. The chances we get, we have to use them. Out of three, we use one.”

The Georgian confirmed that Nathan Baxter, Tom Eaves and Allahyar Sayyadmanesh missed out on the trip to West London due to injury.

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