Keeper Checks In

Experienced gloveman makes move to Wolves

Wolves have brought in experienced keeper Andy Lonergan from Fulham  to challenge Carl Ikeme and Jon Flatt for the goalkeeping shirt next season.

Lonergan has passed a medical and agreed a two-year contract – with a further year’s option in Wolves’ favour – to make the move from Craven Cottage. The terms of the deal between the clubs will remain undisclosed.

The 32-year-old gloveman, who made 31 appearances for Fulham last season, has made 368 career outings in total and is vastly experienced in the Sky Bet Championship, the majority of those appearances coming during an 11-year stint with Preston North End.

Lonergan made his debut for Preston under David Moyes in a League Cup tie as a 16-year-old, after which he went out on several loans before becoming the first choice keeper.

He won the club’s Player of the Year award in both the 2008/09 and 2009/10 seasons before joining Leeds United in 2011.

Having made 38 appearances in his only season at Elland Road, Lonergan moved to Bolton where he made 63 appearances in three years before the switch to Fulham last summer.

“I am very pleased to add a player of Andy’s advice and experience to the goalkeeping department,” said Head Coach Kenny Jackett.

“His arrival will complement Carl Ikeme and Jon Flatt in the upcoming season.”

 

*Wolves can also confirm that the deal which sees Rajiv van La Parra make a permanent move to Huddersfield Town has also been completed.  Thanks to Rajiv for his efforts at Molineux and good luck for the future.

I am very pleased to add a player of Andy’s advice and experience to the goalkeeping department
Kenny Jackett