SEAN ST LEDGER has given himself some hope of returning to action before the end of an injury-marred season for the defender.
Leicester City are well-placed to win promotion back to the Premier League this season but St Ledger has played little part for Nigel Pearson's side. He has made just one league appearance, back in August, while he has been sidelined completely since he suffered a hamstring injury while on duty for Ireland against Poland in November.
But the 29-year-old played for Leicester's reserve/U21 side yesterday in a 4-1 win over Reading and that has boosted his chances of returning to the fray with the Foxes for the crucial phase of their promotion bid.
WOLVES SET TO ASSESS DOYLE
WOLVES will assess Ireland star Kevin Doyle before making a decision on whether the Wexford man can see out the season with QPR.
Doyle has scored two goals in six games for Rangers since moving on loan from Molineux but he suffered a knee injury in QPR's win over Birmingham City earlier this month and has been sent back to Wolves for assessment.
IRELAND U21 cap Matt Doherty will miss the next part of Wolves' promotion push due to injury.
The former Bohemians man started for Wolves in their weekend win over Sheffield United, Doherty's first start since November, but he pulled up with a hamstring injury which will now keep him sidelined as League One table-toppers Wolves aim to secure automatic promotion back to the Championship.
IRISH defender Kevin Feely has been praised for making an immediate impact with League Two side Newport County.
In the last few months of his contract with Charlton Athletic, ex-Bohemians man Feely joined Newport on loan hoping for better luck than his previous loan deals as spells with Carlisle United and AFC Wimbledon earlier this season did not work out.
FORMER St Patrick's Athletic man Anto Flood has extended his stay in Australia by hooking up with Sydney club Dunbar Rovers. Flood helped the Saints win the Premier Division title last season but then opted to move to Australia.