Kenny Jackett praises Wolverhampton Wanderers stopper Carl Ikeme's good form

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Carl Ikeme has stepped in for Emiliano Martinez at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Kenny Jackett has told the Express and Star that Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has done 'really well' this season.

Ikeme has stepped into Wolves’ team to replace Emiliano Martinez, since the Arsenal loanee picked up an injury last month.

Martinez started this season as Wolves’ first choice, but he is set to be out until January – and Jackett says that he has full faith in Ikeme to cover for the Argentine.

“He’s done really well,” Jackett said. “He’s an experienced keeper and shown a good attitude to fight back for his place. That’s exactly what you want.

“He’s a lot more vocal as well and that’s what I want to see from him to help in terms of leading the group.”

Ikeme has played in Wolves’ last four matches, and he has helped the side improve their defensive record considerably.

The experienced stopper has let in just three goals in his last four starts.

Ikeme has proved his quality for Wolves previously, and it was somewhat of a surprise that he dropped out of favour earlier in the campaign.

However, it seems that he has been able to force his way back into Jackett's side's starting line-up – and it will be no guarantee that Martinez will come back as first choice in the new year, if he keeps his current form up.

Wolves are currently in 14th place in the Championship table, but they are only five points away from the play off spaces.

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