Mowbray to make Ikeme call
Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray will decide over the weekend whether to take Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme on loan.
Last Updated: 31/07/11 2:29pm
Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray will decide over the weekend whether to take Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme on loan this season.
The 25-year-old is on trial at the Riverside and will be between the sticks for Boro in Friday night's pre-season friendly with PSV Eindhoven.
Mowbray will use that opportunity to assess Ikeme before deciding whether to take him on loan as cover for regular No.1 Jason Steele, who is expected to be out until October as he recovers from surgery on a broken wrist.
"We will play him and then make a decision over the weekend,'' Mowbray, who has also been looking at former Sunderland goalkeeper Ben Alnwick in training, told the Northern Echo.
"I have seen Carl play. He was at Wolves when I was at West Brom as manager so I know about him.
"Mick McCarthy still thinks he is a top goalkeeper even though he has had a few injuries and this is our chance to see.''
Ikeme is a youth product at Wolves but has played just a dozen games, with most of his experience coming in loan deals.
The keeper has spent temporary stints at Accrington Stanley, Stockport, Charlton, Sheffield United, QPR and Leicester.