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Loan star Matija Sarkic eyeing Wolves first-team starting spot

Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Matija Sarkic has insisted it’s his goal to become the club’s number one stopper in the future.

At the moment, the 23-year-old is on loan at Shrewsbury Town, having joined Wolves from Aston Villa last summer.

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His signing rather went under the radar a little with Wolves bringing in a host of players, some for fairly large fees.

It’s been a pretty fruitful spell in Shropshire for Sarkic so far, with the Montenegro international making 23 appearances across all competitions.

In 20 outings in League One he’s kept seven clean sheets and conceded 18 goals, and has generally impressed Shrews supporters.

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Sarkic has been speaking to the club’s official website about how things have been going, and the chat finishes off with him discussing his plans for the future.

He said: “I see myself playing in the first-team, of course. I definitely see myself being Wolves’ number one someday, I wouldn’t have signed otherwise, so that’s where I see myself in the long-term.”

Patricio may not have too much longer at the top

It’s an important time for Sarkic at the moment, because Rui Patricio is 33 now and perhaps doesn’t have too many years left at the top level.

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The Portugal number one has still shown a good level this term barring the odd few games, but there’s certainly need for the club to think about the long-term.

Sarkic is having a good time at the moment, and hopefully he can continue to make an impression.

Perhaps he could even replace John Ruddy as Patricio’s back-up next season.