Vital Football

Latest Wolverhampton Wanderers News

Battle for the number one shirt to intensify

Battle for the number one shirt to intensify

With Wayne Hennessey returning from injury quicker than expected, Wolves fans now have the interesting scenario over who should be the teams number one?

Almost three months ahead of schedule Wolves keeper Wayne Hennessey made his return to the football pitch last week.

After being told it would take at least nine months to recover from, Hennessey featured for Wolves Under-21's against Chelsea, just six months after surgery to repair his ruptured cruciate ligament.

He was named as Wolves only over-age player in the side and he featured for the first 45 minutes. He still has to complete his rehabilitation with Hennessey requiring a couple of days rest between sessions to build his fitness up.

But obviously the 25-year-old only has one target and that's to displace Carl Ikeme for the number one shirt and that battle is set to be fought over the next month.

"I`m ready to kick-on now and it`s going to be a good battle. I think Wolves are fortunate to have three good goalkeepers on the books.' Hennessey told the Shropshire Star.

He continued: "Carl has been doing unbelievably and is one of the best in the division, I`ve been in a team which has won the division before and Dorus (de Vries) has come through the play-offs with Swansea.

"We`ve been here for a while and we all know about the competition for places when we are all fit. The more competition the better - it keeps you on your toes and there`s no chance of anyone getting laid back or sloppy."

Vital Wolves Comment: So how does Ståle Solbakken make his choice?

Should Carl Ikeme have to lose form before losing his shirt? Or should Hennessey be reinstated as soon as he is 100% fit regardless of Ikeme's form?

Where exactly does this leave Dorus de Vries? A talented Dutch goalkeeper who has been a transfer target of Liverpool's despite a lack of game time since moving to Molineux?

Do we need three goalkeepers and how would you rank them?

Tell us what you think

As well as joining in on the forum and article comments below, you can also write an article to appear on our site!

This website is 100% by the fans and we are always looking for people to get involved. If this interests you please contact Vital Wolves.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Akela
Date:Thursday November 1 2012
Time: 11:00AM

Best of Vital Network

Vital F1 - Blog: Spa Preview

Comments

0
One keeper too many. Let go of DeVries and let the other two fight it out. My feeling is that STS will stick with Ikeme, barring a dramatic drop in his form.
lovesW
01/11/2012 14:34:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wolves Articles

EFL Cup - League Cup Third Round Draw

The draw for the third round of the League Cup, re-branded the EFL Cup this season, has been made with us among those finding out who we will be coming up against.

Edwards Gets Wales Call

Dave Edwards has been called up by Wales manager Chris Coleman for the coming international break.

League Cup Ball Numbers Known (24/8/16)

With the second round ties now all but done and dusted, clubs have been allocated ball numbers for the League Cup third round draw later this evening.

Audio - Zenga On Cambridge

Head coach Walter Zenga has given his thoughts following the victory over Cambridge United last night.

Archived Vital Wolves Articles

Vital Wolves articles from

Site Journalists

DJWolves
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

LC - Cambridge MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Lonergan10%
Coady7%
Iorfa4%
Hause2%
Saville2%
Henry2%
Oniangue2%
Price9%
Wallace7%
Brito Teixeira2%
Costa47%
Sub - Doherty0%
Sub - Edwards2%
Sub - Bodvarsson4%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 4 3 1 0 10 3
2 Brighton 4 2 2 0 8 6
3 Wolves 4 2 2 0 8 4
4 Norwich 4 2 2 0 8 4
5 Fulham 4 2 2 0 8 2
6 Q.P.R. 4 2 0 2 6 2
7 Newcastle 4 2 0 2 6 2
8 Brentford 4 2 0 2 6 1
9 Barnsley 4 2 0 2 6 0
10 Bristol City 4 2 0 2 6 0
11 Forest 4 2 0 2 6 -2
12 Aston Villa 4 1 2 1 5 2
13 Ipswich 4 1 2 1 5 0
14 Birmingham 4 1 2 1 5 -1
15 Cardiff 4 1 2 1 5 -1
16 Derby County 4 1 2 1 5 -1
17 Wigan 4 1 1 2 4 1
18 Burton 4 1 1 2 4 0
19 Leeds Utd 4 1 1 2 4 -2
20 Sheff Wed 4 1 1 2 4 -3
21 Reading 4 1 1 2 4 -4
22 Rotherham 4 1 1 2 4 -5
23 Preston 4 1 0 3 3 -1
24 Blackburn 4 0 1 3 1 -7
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wolves Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.johnwolf7
2.Nippy Lobo2
3.SUPERSPARKES1
4.Steve James11
5.2648anil1