Monday 22 January 2018

I stayed at Wolves to win things, insists Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle
Kevin Doyle
Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

KEVIN DOYLE says that the chance to win something as a contrast from the misery of fighting the drop was the primary reason he chose to stay at Wolves this summer.

The Wexford native  has committed himself to life in League One despite persistent speculation linking him with a move away, with numerous Championship clubs, Celtic and Premier League newcomers Hull mentioned as a possible destination.

His £40,000-a-week wage is understood to have scared off admirers but the player has suggested that he was keen to stay at Molineux anyway.

"I wanted to be part of a winning team and have a season where we're in contention for something, because it's been a while for us who are still here at Wolves since that's happened," said Doyle.

"If I was going to leave it was going to have to be for something rather exciting because I felt this was going to be an exciting year at Wolves. It wasn't a case of looking to leave just for the sake of leaving."

Doyle, who turns 30 tomorrow, has fallen out of the Ireland squad, although the change of management could improve his situation. He added that he wanted to give something back to the club's supporters, who have suffered back-to-back relegations.

"We've had our bad years but hopefully the only way is up. I don't want to sound corny, but the plan is to give something back and try to get promoted," Doyle said.

"The supporters have been fantastic to me after two tough seasons. When you see people sticking by you, you want to do well."

Wolves, who host Walsall tonight, are third in League One with Doyle on target in their 3-2 win over Swindon on Saturday.

Irish Independent

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