Loan Watch: Ikeme (Leicester City) v Keogh (Cardiff City)

There will be a little dilemma for every Wolves fan tonight as Leicester hosts Cardiff in the Championship. Cause Carl Ikeme will probably be standing between the sticks for the Foxes while Andy Keogh will do his best to put the ball behind him playing as striker in Cardiff.

Leicester signed a loan agreement with Wolves for Carl Ikeme because their first keeper Chris Wheale got injured. Carl had a rather calm evening against Coventry Saturday, when he made his debut.

Wheale is on his way back, but the reports say today that he will not be ready to take his place back for tonights game. I’m sure that Carl will relish the chance to be involved tonight and try to fend off the chances that Keogh might have on goal.

Andy Keogh was signed by Cardiff to boost their attack. Probably as an alternative and back-up to the ageing star Bellamy, who maybe will find it  hard to play every game in the Championship for Cardiff.

But now – when veteran star Bellamy, former striker in Wolves Jay Bothroyd and  Michel Chopra are out – Keogh is the only qualified striker to take the attacking role in the Welsh team. He made his debut in the weekend against Hull and did well without scoring.

Leicester are second from the bottom of the table, but the table is lying. The Foxes are much better than that and will give a debut to their new signing Yoki Abe – a midfielder they place much of hope into.

Cardiff are second from the top of the table and are favorites to advance to the Premier League this season. With new financial backers they have signed several quality players and have a good chance to fulfill their fans hopes and dreams.

But the Foxes new manager Paulo Sousa will be out to avenge last season’s Play-Off semi-final defeat by Cardiff City. With the team getting more an more together and playing at home he could beat the odds and register a first win as manager for Leicester.

The question for a Wolves supporter is, though, who that will pick the longest straw of Ikeme and Keogh?

My money is after all on Andy Keogh. This is his chance to shine and prove himself to Dave Jones so that he will get more playing time in the future.

Go for it Andy, but good luck, Carl! 😆


P.S. This was the thousend article by Paddyttheflea’s blog. In a little more than a years time that’s almost three articles a day. D.S.


~ by paddytheflea on September 14, 2010.

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