Ikeme keen to play
Wolves' fit-again keeper Carl Ikeme is keen to play as much as possible for the club this season.
Last Updated: 10/07/11 10:33am
Wolves' fit-again goalkeeper Carl Ikeme is keen to play as much as possible for the club this season.
Ikeme has been out of action since the start of the year after undergoing shoulder surgery, but he is now fit and raring to go.
The 25-year-old is already behind Wayne Hennessey in Wolves' pecking order and the arrival of Dorus de Vries this summer has further hindered his chances.
However, Ikeme is not letting his head drop and he wants to be given a run in the side by manager Mick McCarthy this season - a chance that could kick-start his Wolves career.
Ikeme has one year left on his Molineux contact, but does not regard the upcoming campaign as a make-or-break season in which to secure his long-term future.
"I wouldn't say things are up in the air as such but when you have got a year left and when you haven't really played for a club it does seem that it is a bit up in the air," he told the Birmingham Mail.
"I suppose it is more a case of just wanting to get my career kick-started really.
"Wolves are a great club and I do love it here but I want to be playing as well, and if that can't happen then I will be faced with a difficult decision. But until that time comes it is difficult to say more.
"A few people have asked me: 'Do you see it as a 'make-or-break' season?' and I don't see it that way at all.
"It is just the same as any other season for me. I just want to be playing, just the same as any footballer does really.
"Yes, I have got a year left on my contract but it is the same with me in that I just want to be playing."