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Michael Ingham: It’s a clean slate for York City
11:22am Friday 18th May 2012 in News
PAST performances against Luton Town will mean nothing when York City line up at Wembley for the Blue Square Bet Premier play-off final, according to ’keeper Michael Ingham, writes Steve Carroll.
The Minstermen have an impressive record against the Hatters having only lost once, when Ingham was sent off at Kenilworth Road and Chris Smith went in goal, in ten outings since the 1988 League Cup winners dropped into the Conference.
That has included two-legged wins in the play-offs, two years ago, and this season in the FA Trophy semi-final but Ingham will be drawing no conclusions from the past as he prepares for another “massive game”.
“Every game is different,” the 31-year-old said. “It’s a brand new 90 minutes. You can’t go into games like this thinking that just because you have beaten them before you just have to turn up and beat them.
“Luton are a very, very good side. They probably have one of the biggest budgets in the league so we have got to respect them. It’s another massive game but we have a close-knit squad. We do everything together and it has been a joy, at my age, to play behind that.”