Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett has said that Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme needs to fight for his place in the first team.

Ikeme has only recently lost his first team place to Emiliano Martinez who is on loan from Arsenal. But he has been gifted four appearances for Nigeria by coach Sunday Oliseh and fast becoming the first choice for his country especially after the retirement of former captain Vincent Enyeama.

Carl Ikeme © Empics/Soccer Star

Jackett has revealed that he will not like to lose the 29-year-old so he has to fight for a place to stay at the English club.

“Carl is a very good goalkeeper but at the moment we are looking to build and add if we can. We are not looking to decrease the club,” Jackett told the Express & Star.

“From us it is a case of head down, work for the club, work for Wolves and do our best to make sure the club is successful. Does he have to wait for his opportunity? “Yes – and do well enough in training to keep the pressure on the other player, that is what football is all about..”


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