Carl Ikeme shares what Kenny Jackett told Wolverhampton Wanderers' squad after draw with Birmingham

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Wolverhampton Wanderers drew 0-0 with Birmingham City yesterday.

Carl Ikeme says that manager Kenny Jackett was frustrated with Wolverhampton Wanderers’ tendency to drop deep during their match against Birmingham City.

Commenting to the club’s official site, the goalkeeper says that Jackett told his players in the dressing room that they had handed the initiative to their Midlands rivals during their match last weekend.

Wolves picked up a 0-0 draw with Birmingham, but Gary Rowett’s side were the better team for much of the second half.

And Ikeme said: “The gaffer said that to us after the game, that we needed to keep more pressure on as we ended up getting deeper as the game became stretched.

“There is something to take on from it, and we just need to continue to push on.”

Ikeme wasn’t actually called into action too regularly in the fixture, despite Birmingham having the better of the second half.

Gary Rowett’s side couldn’t break down a resilient Wolves backline, which stood firm throughout the match.

Wolves had actually enjoyed the better of the play in the first half, but their performance levels regressed the longer the game went on.

Wolves draw with Birmingham has effectively ended any slim hopes they had of making a run for the play offs, with Jackett’s side now sat in 12th place in the Championship table.

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