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Republic of Ireland's Kevin Doyle. Picture credit: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE

Republic of Ireland's Kevin Doyle. Picture credit: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE

Republic of Ireland's Kevin Doyle. Picture credit: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE

WOLVES will delay any talks about the future of their loan players – including the Irish trio of Kevin Doyle, Stephen Ward and Kevin Foley – until the end of this season.

The Molineux club are top of League One and are aiming for automatic promotion back to the Championship. They have performed for most of this season without their Ireland internationals as Doyle (to QPR) and Foley (to Blackpool) have been on loan in recent months while Ward (to Brighton) is on a season-long loan deal. Ward and Doyle both have a full year left on their Wolves contracts at the end of this season but boss Kenny Jackett is not concerned about them for now.

"We'll deal with all that in the summer – the big thing now is promotion, that's my main job," he said.

"We'll make sure we do what is best for the club and that any situation there doesn't hold us back.

"We've got a young group here and it will have to move on again and improve whatever division we are in and that's from the youth policy and players from outside." Meanwhile, Jackett says he is still in the dark over the injury which has interrupted Doyle's loan spell with QPR.

"Kevin has a knee injury and the extent of it won't really be known for a week or two," said Jackett.

"The plan is he will do some days down in London with QPR and one or two days with us. Over the next two weeks QPR will see how their season shapes up and whether it will be the play-offs and how quickly they want to push him back."


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