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Wolves fury

WOLVES have blasted the FAI over the cost to the club of the injury picked up by their record signing Kevin Doyle during Saturday's Euro 2012 qualifier in Dublin.

Doyle misses tonight's friendly at home to Uruguay as his club today confirmed that the Wexford man will be out for at least four weeks - and as long as two months - after tearing his medial collateral ligament - which is a massive blow to their hopes of avoiding relegation.

And Wolves are fuming that they will be left to foot the bill while Doyle is out.

"We get diddly squat," said Wolves CEO Jez Moxey today when asked about what compensation his club get from the FAI since Doyle picked up his injury on international duty.

"Unlike England and Scotland, the Republic of Ireland don't offer insurance or compensation for players who get injured. Fifa's guidelines do not require them to do so. The clubs have to take out insurance to protect their players if they want to.

"Kevin has gone away, done his best for his country, got injured and we will continue to pay his wages and get no compensation at all for him," Moxey added.