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Wolves: Ikeme going nowhere

Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey is confident goalkeeper Carl Ikeme will stay at the club for many years.

Ikeme only has a year remaining on his contract but Moxey has no worries about losing a player whose performances could have attracted admiring glances from other clubs.

The 27-year-old has been with Wolves since coming through the youth ranks and Moxey expects him to remain at Molineux beyond the end of his current deal.

"I'm aware of Carl's contractual position and we're hopeful he will be with us for the long term," said Moxey in the Express & Star.

"He's a local lad and he's keen to stay with us and be part of what we're trying to achieve. He's under contract and I'm comfortable with his position."

Moxey added: "I remember Carl as a youngster playing in a reserve game against Villa and I keep recalling this to people because it was one of the best goalkeeping performances I've ever seen anyone make.

"He was absolutely brilliant, and I've always said to anyone that he's an outstanding keeper."

Wolves can already start planning for life in the Championship next season after securing promotion from League One, and Moxey has confirmed that initial talks have been held with many of the club's key players regarding new deals.

"Discussions aren't underway with everyone but we'll step it up now that we've become champions," he said.

"We've got another couple of games so I don't think there's any rush. We're pleased with them, so there's a mutual starting point and I'm optimistic about it."