Carl Ikeme: 'Defence key to Wolverhampton Wanderers success'

Ikeme: 'Defence key to Wolves success'
© Getty Images
Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme believes that the stability at the club is behind their good defensive record this campaign.

Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has said that the club's stability is behind their good defensive record this season.

The Black Country side have conceded just seven goals in their 12 League One matches so far.

Ikeme believes that fielding a regular back four of Matt Doherty, Danny Batth, Sam Ricketts and Scott Golbourne has made a big difference for Wolves, who have been relegated twice in the past two seasons.

"Everything seems a lot more stable here now," Ikeme told BBC WM.

"It's nice to go into games knowing what the players in front of you are going to do. It gives me less to do. Some of the last-ditch tackles the lads have been putting in have been brilliant."

Kenny Jackett's side currently sit third in the table.

Matt Doherty of Wolverhampton Wanderers looks on during the Capital One Cup First Round match between Morecambe and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Globe Arena on August 06, 2013
Read Next:
Jackett: 'Doherty could return next week'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves1392224131129
2Cardiff CityCardiff138321810827
3Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd139041811727
4Leeds UnitedLeeds137242112923
5Aston Villa136431913622
6Bristol City135622014621
7Preston North EndPreston135621711621
8Derby CountyDerby125431713419
9Norwich CityNorwich125431214-219
10Ipswich TownIpswich116052017318
11Fulham134631714318
12Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest136071721-418
13Middlesbrough134541512317
14Hull City134452420416
15Millwall134451614216
16Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds134451616016
17Queens Park RangersQPR133641617-115
18Brentford132741718-113
19Barnsley123361518-312
20Reading123361114-312
21Birmingham CityBirmingham13328821-1311
22Burton Albion13247625-1910
23Sunderland131661625-99
24Bolton WanderersBolton13139724-176
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand