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Michael Ingham still York City's number one says Nigel Worthington
NEW Bootham Crescent chief Nigel Worthington does not have a problem with any past comments made about him by York City goalkeeper Michael Ingham.
The Minstermen’s long-serving shot-stopper, right, capped three times by Northern Ireland, was upset at being overlooked for selection when Worthington was in charge of the national team from 2007 to 2011.
But the Ballymena-born 51-year-old has explained that he felt Ingham could not be considered for a recall while he was a non-League player and is hoping to now have a positive working relationship with the man who has kept the second-highest number of clean sheets in the North Yorkshire club’s history.
Worthington said: “Football is full of opinions and statements but you get on with life because it’s too short. There’s no issues.
“I’ve seen Michael in training and he looked very good.
“With the Northern Ireland thing, to step out of the Conference into an international match is a huge step.
“I made the decisions then and we are here together now to do our best for York City Football Club.”
Worthington will, however, be looking to recruit an understudy for Ingham, following the departure of player/goalkeeping coach Paul Musselwhite.
“We will get a ’keeper in alongside Michael to make sure we are covered,” he added.