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Doyle not giving up on Euro dream


Kevin Doyle. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile

Kevin Doyle. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile

Kevin Doyle. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile

Kevin Doyle is confident he can be back fit in time to make it into Ireland's Euro 2016 squad.

The Wexford man is now back at his Denver base following treatment on the nasty shin injury which ended his participation in last week's friendly win over Switzerland.

And Doyle is already looking at the calendar and working out when he can be available again for his club to then force his way into the Irish squad for France. There's a seven-week wait for the next time Ireland's players report for duty and Doyle hopes to be back running within a fortnight and back in the Colorado Rapids side within five weeks, at the latest.

"My job is to try to get fit now and see if I can get back in the Colorado Rapids team in the next three, four, five weeks, whatever it's going to be," Doyle fold his club's official website, the striker keen to stay in Martin O'Neill's thoughts.

"I need to play some games, try to be fit and give them the option when he's [ONeill] picking his squad. It's not ideal because I was feeling really good so far this season.

"I've had a full preseason, I'm feeling really fit and I was really in good shape. So it's a setback but I'll go again; it won't be the end of the world. Just three to five weeks hopefully and I'll still be in reasonable shape.

"The surgeon said to keep the foot up for two weeks and I hope after that I can start jogging on it. That was their prognosis. If I'm careful with it the next few weeks and it heals properly, it should be sorted."