Ikeme set for Boro loan
Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray is optimistic he can finalise a loan deal for Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme.
Last Updated: 31/07/11 2:48pm
Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray is optimistic he can finalise a deal to sign Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme on loan.
Mowbray is keen to bring in a new keeper before the start of the season after regular No.1 Jason Steele was ruled out until October due to injury.
Wolves had given Ikeme permission to train with Boro and he played in Friday's 3-2 friendly defeat by PSV Eindhoven at The Riverside.
He appears to have done enough to earn a temporary move to Teesside and Mowbray is waiting for the green light from Wolves to complete a loan deal.
"I'd like to thank Mick McCarthy for lending me him to play," Mowbray told the club's official website.
"One of their (Wolves) goalkeepers has had a slight knock, but if he comes through their game okay then I would be hopeful a loan agreement would be put in place on Monday."
Ikeme has struggled to make an impact on the Wolves first team and has enjoyed several loan spells away from Molineux, including a stint in the Championship with Leicester City last season.