Wolves keeper Ikeme to trial at Middlesbrough - Mowbray

Carl Ikeme
Ikeme has made just 16 appearances for Wolves due to injuries

Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray has revealed that Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme will play in the friendly against PSV Eindhoven on Friday as a trialist.

Ikeme, 25, joins up with the Teessiders to add depth to the squad in the absence of injured England under-21 goalkeeper Jason Steele.

"Although he has had a lot of injuries he is someone I have been impressed with," Mowbray told BBC Tees.

"[Wolves boss] Mick McCarthy speaks highly of him and we'll take a look."

Mowbray added: "If we're happy, he's happy and Wolves are happy, we'll look at doing a loan deal on Monday.

"We'll do it short-term. Mick has agreed we'll do it month by month and see how it goes."

Ikeme, who is of Nigerian nationality, spent time on loan at Leicester last season, and has also had temporary spells with QPR, Sheffield United and Charlton.

His opportunities at Molineux have been stalled by a string of injuries including a hip problem, limiting the stopper to just 16 appearances in eight years.

Former Wales international Danny Coyne and teenager Connor Ripley have shared playing duties in Boro's friendly fixtures so far this summer, although Mowbray is keen not to rush the latter into first-team duty.

"Connor Ripley, whilst he's a fabulous young goalkeeper as he has proved with some excellent saves, I don't think we should be exposing to Championship football,"

"We just need to look at another keeper, Danny [Coyne] has played the last few games but he understands about competition."

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