Chris Kettings Player Profile
Debut: No debut
Chris Kettings was signed on loan by manager Teddy Sheringham in summer 2015, with the Crystal Palace stopper filling a gap in Boro’s goalkeeping roster – youth teamer Ben Jackson taking to the bench in order to deputise for Chris Day if needed.
Kettings was born in Glasgow and started out at Manchester City’s Centre of Excellence. He moved to Blackpool in 2007, still as a youth and was to become a member of the Seasiders’ first team squad while they were in the Premier League.
August 2011 saw Kettings move to Birmingham City on loan, with the goalkeeper featuring in U18 games at St Andrews. Additional loan spells followed: Woodley Sports, Morecambe and York City, before a stint with Hyde in the Conference Premier.
First team chances had been at a premium for most of his career, however. Not that it stopped Crystal Palace swooping for his services in summer 2014 after his release from Blackpool. And with time still very much on his side, Boro’ sought to provide some valuable experience.