Loan Watch: Keogh scores and rescue point for Cardiff

There were only one Wolves player out on-loan – with the exception of The Hoff in Germany – that played in the weekend.

And that is of course due to the freezing weather on the British Isles and only a few heated pitches outside of the Premier League.

And the one playing – for almost the game – was actually Andy Keogh for Cardiff. Former Wolves player Jay Bothroyd was injured already after five minutes in the game against Preston yesterday, so Andy got his chance. And he took it!

But he held everybody in suspense until the 94th minute before he managed to head the equaliser in after a head-flick by another former Wolves player – Seyi Olofinjana. Keogh was very upbeat in the interview for BBC after the game:

Hopefully I’ll get a few games for the team if Jay is out for a while. No-one likes to see a team-mate injured, but one person’s loss is another’s gain. I thought I did ok when I came on and I got a goal.

Out of all the strikers I’ve had the least game time so I obviously haven’t had many goals. It was good to get one, we didn’t play particularly well but we created a lot of chances. They sat back and defended well. They dropped very deep so it was very hard to get your movement going, it was picking up scraps.

It wasn’t our day in front of goal but we kept going, it shows good character that we didn’t lose. It was a good point in the end. I just felt relieved for the lads after we’d worked so hard to get the goal back, luckily enough the chance fell to me.

Jay Bothroyd is probably only out for a week or so with a light hamstring injury.

A short reflection. The Hoff is heading in balls in Germany, Halford heads them into the net for Pompey and Keogh does the same for Bristol. Could any of them have helped Wolves to head a few in?



~ by paddytheflea on December 5, 2010.

4 Responses to “Loan Watch: Keogh scores and rescue point for Cardiff”

  1. Keogh is more of a midfielder than Ward. Would love to see him in that position for Wolves.

    • I agree. I have always seen Keogh as a perfect number ten – that is playing in the Edwards role.

  2. Hoff was hardly even given a chance – with his height advantage he must surely be worth having available.

    • The question is instead of which player, Chris R. Doyle? A midfielder? Both those alternatives may very well weaken the team instead of strengthen it. We need a stronger inner midfield if we play with two strikers in my opinion and to play with a target player as a lone striker he has to have better qualities of holding the ball up than The Hoff has.

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