Kenny Jackett praises Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme

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Carl Ikeme has won his place back as Wolverhampton Wanderers number one.

Kenny Jackett has told the Express and Star that he believes Wolverhampton Wanderers have solved their defensive issues.

Wolves struggled at the back in the early part of the campaign, but they have tightened up considerably recently.

And Jackett feels that his side’s defensive improvements have come as a result of Carl Ikeme’s improving form, combined with Jack Price’s inclusion in midfield.

“The back four has been settled and is in quite a good place," he said. 

“Carl Ikeme has steadily improved as the season has gone on, and Jack Price coming in has helped us defensively as well.

“We don’t want to draw 0-0 at home, we want to be attacking and create chances, and we didn’t create enough on Saturday.

Ikeme dropped to second choice at Molineux over the early part of the campaign, with Emiliano Martinez taking his place between the sticks.

Price, meanwhile, was used as a reserve, but he has featured far more prominently of late.

The central midfielder has excelled in a defensive midfield role, and he has helped Wolves limit opposition side’s chances.

Wolves have conceded just two goals in their last four matches, but they have still only been able to win once over this period of time.

Wolves’ next match comes against Milton Keynes Dons later this evening.

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