The Super Eagles most capped player announced his retirement from the National team following some irreconcilable differences with the new manager Sunday Oliseh which paved the way for the Wolves stopper to grab the number one slot since making his debut in September.
Ikeme told Express & Star: “Hopefully, I can establish myself. I’m not sure about the situation with Vincent, if I get to play it’s an honour and, hopefully, I can continue to build on the first four games.”
However, the 29-year-old is finding life tough at his Championship club as he has made just three appearances this season with Arsenal loanee Emiliano Martinez largely preferred in goal by boss Kenny Jackett but playing for Nigeria fills him with pride.
“I’m really enjoying it. I’ve not been able to play that much with Wolves this season so getting a few games for Nigeria has kept me going really,” he stated.
“It’s been a really welcome boost. Obviously I’ve not been playing much (for Wolves), it’s not easy, so it gives me a week or 10-day break to go away and give me something else to focus on.”