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Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio: Ikeme remains No1

Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio says the No1 shirt will continue to remain free.

Carl Ikeme retired in 2018 due to his battle with leukaemia and since then Wolves' keepers Patricio and John Ruddy have refused to take the shirt out of respect to him. Ikeme is now in remission and Patricio says he is an inspiration to all.

He told the Express & Star: “Without doubt for me he is still the number one and he deserves this shirt because he had a problem that can happen to any of us .

“Carl is an example because of the way he turned around the situation and I would say that I look up to him quite a lot.

“He was here (at the training ground), even last week, he was at the doctors and when I was looking at him, I thought he was a person to look up to, because of how hard he worked and how he dealt with this problem.

“This example doesn't just apply to people, it applies to life, so number one is his for what happened. He deserves it, it is his own, because he is an example, once again, of how we look at life."


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