Charlton capture Ikeme
Charlton have signed Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme on a month's loan after Rob Elliot was ruled out for six weeks.
Last Updated: 28/10/09 5:10pm
Charlton Athletic have signed Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme on a month's loan after Rob Elliot was ruled out for six weeks.
Elliot tore an adductor muscle in his thigh during last weekend's 1-1 draw with Gillingham and is not expected to return until December.
Addicks boss Phil Parkinson has moved to plug the gap by bringing in Ikeme to rival Darren Randolph for a starting spot over the next few weeks.
"Robbie Elliot is out for up to six weeks and we couldn't go into this busy period with only one goalkeeper so we're delighted to bring in Carl on loan," Parkinson told the club's official website.
"Carl is a good goalkeeper. He offers a big, physical presence and we're looking forward to working with him.
"He won't be able to play for us in the FA Cup, but he will be available for league games and the Johnstone's Paint Trophy."
Ikeme has made 16 first-team appearances for Wolves after coming through the ranks at Molineux, but has not featured since January.
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy had been keen to send the 23-year-old out on loan, with Matt Murray close to returning to full fitness to provide cover for Wayne Hennessey and Marcus Hahnemann.