Friday 18 August 2017

Fit-again Doyle sent back to boost QPR push

Kevin Doyle has regained fitness and will help QPR's final push for promotion
Kevin Doyle has regained fitness and will help QPR's final push for promotion
Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

Kevin Doyle has recovered from a knee injury and will return to QPR on Monday to rejoin their battle to secure promotion back to the Premier League.

The Wexford native joined the Londoners on loan in January, but Harry Redknapp suggested that their union was over when he was sent back to his parent club, Wolves, after sustaining a setback that was expected to rule him out for remainder of the campaign.

However, Doyle has made good progress and will come back into contention for QPR's final four leagues matches that will effectively serve as preparation for the Championship play-offs, with Leicester already promoted and Burnley on the verge of securing top-flight status.

He scored twice in six appearances before shipping a knock against Birmingham City. The 30-year-old was allowed to join QPR's effort after falling out of favour at Wolves, who are well on their way to securing promotion from League One.

Their boss, Kenny Jackett, favoured alternative options to one of his club's highest earners, who still has a year remaining on his contract at Molineux.

"Kevin is planning to go back next week," said Jackett. "He could go into full training and play for them at the end of the week. The original assessment was four to six weeks, so Harry will be very pleased."

Irish Independent

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