Local lad Ingham making his mark at Melbourne Victory
FAR North Coast soccer product Jai Ingham received plenty of praise after his first game with the Melbourne Victory in the A-League.
Ingham, 22, was part of a 3-all draw against the Central Coast Mariners after signing with the Victory last week.
Coach Kevin Muscat made special mention of Ingham this week ahead of the round 15 clash against Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Friday night.
“Jai will add something to the squad,” Muscat said on the Melbourne Victory website.
“He is still getting the understanding of the way we want to play, but he’ll add to the depth of the squad, without doubt.”
Ingham played soccer on the Far North Coast with Lennox Head.
He also played for Byron Bay and was part of a winning team in the Summer Youth League.
He was in the Brisbane Roar youth setup in 2013 and made his debut off the bench the following year.
His most recent team was Hume City in the National Premier League competition in Victoria where he played 28 games last year.
Ingham had been training with the Victory for a month before officially signing on the first day of the transfer window last week.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to officially join such a proud and successful club like Melbourne Victory,” Ingham said on the club website.
“I’ve been grateful for the opportunity to train with the squad recently, which has given me the chance to learn the team structures and get to know my new team-mates.”