Former Salford City Defender Set For Top Flight Move

West Bromwich Albion defender Ethan Ingram is set to move to the Scottish Premiership after turning down a new deal with The Baggies.

Spending last season with League Two side Salford City, the full-back appeared 26 times for the Ammies in a turbulent season which saw the club change manager to former MK Dons boss Karl Robinson and finish a lowly 20th place in the fourth tier.

Ingram joined the club under Neil Wood from West Brom, the club he spent his youth career with. Having also represented England at Under 20 level, his move to Moor Lane was his first spell away from the club.

According to the Mirror’s Dan Marsh, the Gloucester-born player has agreed a move to Dundee, after rejecting a new deal by The Hawthorns side. Reports suggest that League One sides were also interested in a deal for Ingram, but has instead opted to move north to Dens Park.

The Dark Blues finished sixth in the Scottish Premiership last season, following their promotion from the second division the previous year. Boss Tony Docherty was rewarded with a new contract last week in a campaign which saw him nominated for the PFA Manager of the Year.

Dundee have reinforced their defence this summer with the signing of former Portsmouth centre-back Clark Robinson from Israeli side FC Ashdod and goalkeeper Jon McCracken. Bristol City have also sent young striker Seb Palmer-Houlden to the club for a season long-loan.

Ingram scored once against Swindon Town in October before providing an assist to Matt Smith in a 3-0 win over Doncaster Rovers in the following game. His minutes were limited towards the end of the season with injuries playing a big part of Salford’s season.

Writer’s View

Ethan Ingram gave a solid account for himself in what was a difficult season for Salford City. Injuries left a lot of the squad threadbare throughout the season and they failed to live up to the previous season’s playoff campaign which was cut short by Stockport County.  The back stretch of the season saw him benched in favour of Declan John, who returned to his natural position following the return of Luke Garbutt, but Ingram did show promise at the club.

His move away from West Brom was clearly to gain more regular playtime as he had only made three total appearances for the Baggies senior team, with his last outing against Stoke City in the EFL Cup. Dundee offers a chance for European football in a side that is on the up under Tony Docherty, which whatever League One sides were interested could not match.

 

About Lewis Gray 160 Articles
1st Class Honours in Multimedia Journalism at Salford University. Writing mainly about League Two.

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