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11:36 27th March 2013

Keeper on trial as deadline looms

Boss Dean Saunders says Wolves are still aiming to do business in the emergency loan window ahead of tomorrow’s 5pm deadline.


Wolves have also taken Czech-born keeper Marian Kello on trial after losing Carl Ikeme for the remainder of the season.


Kello has been training with the club this week with Wolves currently having Dorus De Vries and Aaron McCarey as front-line keepers.


Whilst assessing free agent Kello, Saunders also remains on the lookout in the loan market ahead of the deadline.


“We’re still right in the middle of it now and have been seeing if we can get anything through,” said the boss.


“We’re trying as we speak, because we’re a bit short up front and we’ve lost Bakary Sako and Dave Edwards so those without those two and Carl Ikeme, Wayne Hennessey, Razak Boukari and George Elokobi, we’re looking a bit short in certain areas.


“But I’m trying to do something about it right now.


“I’ve got a keeper here on trial now – a Czech keeper, Marion Kello, and he’s been here since Tuesday and he’s here until tomorrow.


“I don’t know how that one will go yet but he’s here.


“I’ve also called Aaron back, so we’ll probably go with Aaron and Dorus for the time being.”


Saunders acknowledges it is a chance for De Vries to impress over the remainder of the season, having had to wait in the wings thanks to Ikeme’s form.


“It’s a chance for Dorus to put his marker down,” says the boss.

“He’s waited a long time and he’s been good in training and there’s a very good chance for him.


“He’s different in stature to Carl but he’s very good with his feet – he’s so good he could play outfield, near enough – and his reflexes are good and sharp and he’s sharp around his goal.


“His attitude has been good while he’s been waiting for his chance and hopefully he takes it.


“He’s not played for something like six months, so it’s difficult for him to step in.


“But he did well against Bristol City, and his kicking was good, but his actual passing is good.


“Carl’s kicking is good, but Dorus can pick a player out by clipping the ball to him – he’s good at it, one of the best.


“There are all the other bits as well, such as crosses and shots, but he talks well on the pitch, so it’s up to him to take his chance now.”

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