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Wolverhampton Wanderers' captain Kevin Doyle during the Football League Championship match at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton.Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' captain Kevin Doyle during the Football League Championship match at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton.Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' captain Kevin Doyle during the Football League Championship match at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton.Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.

KEVIN DOYLE, Stephen Ward, Kevin Foley and Stephen Hunt will lead a mass exodus of Irish players from Wolves in the coming weeks as the club face the prospect of League One football next season.

Less than three years after Mick McCarthy's side, backboned by that large Irish contingent, came away from Anfield with a Premier League win thanks to a goal from Ward, Wolves are headed for the third tier of the English game with a mass clearout of players certain.

Hunt is expected to leave as the 31-year-old is out of contract at Molineux and he would be forced to take a massive pay cut to accept any new deal to stay on.

Doyle (pictured) and Ward are under contract but it's expected they will be sold on as the club slash costs ahead of the new season.

Ward, who was strongly linked with Everton last season, clearly needs a fresh start after seven seasons at the club and Ward, along with Doyle, has already been linked with a move to Mick McCarthy's Ipswich.

"Quite naturally a number of players will leave in the summer, but they will only go if it is right for the club," said club chairman Steve Morgan.

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