MICHAEL Ingham is set to make his debut between the sticks when York City travel to Northwich Victoria in the Blue Square Premier tomorrow.

Manager Colin Walker has revealed the Northern Ireland international goalkeeper has finally shaken off the thigh injury which caused him to miss the start of the season.

The return of the 28-year-old is a boost to Walker as City look to maintain their good start to the campaign by picking up another three points in Cheshire.

Said the Minstermen boss: “Michael Ingham is available and he will be vying with Josh Mimms for that position. It is a boost for everybody.

“He’s a big name in the dressing-room and he commands respect. He will keep Josh on his toes.”

Walker also revealed he was hoping to tie up two signings in the very near future – describing the prospective additions to his squad as “very experienced players”.

“One of them is in our league and the other is in the league above,” Walker added.

“They are very experienced players and they would bolster the squad a lot.

“Hopefully, I can bring them both in. I did 450 miles on Tuesday looking at four games in different parts of the country.

“I didn’t really see anyone who caught my eye.

“I was looking at another couple of games on Wednesday – there was one who took my eye and, hopefully, we can bring him in.

“We need a good squad. We are a bit thin and these two can bolster it and take us where we want to go.”

Walker said only Steven Hogg would be missing from an otherwise fully fit City squad about to go into another busy week – with three games in six days. And he is wary of Northwich, despite the Vics claiming only one point from their opening three games.

“I watched them against Burton and they passed them off the pitch. They have got two very experienced centre forwards in Darryl Stamp and Lee Steele,” he said.

“Stamp was with us for a while and I think he is a better player than he looks. He’s not the quickest but he produces deft touches with his feet and in the air. He will need to be watched.

“They’ve got two big centre-halves in Michael Welch and Mark Roberts and two quite quick wingers. We have to take our game to them and get a positive result.”