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Wednesday 20 November 2019

Kevin Doyle happy to stay at Wolves until 2015 despite Celtic and Everton interest

Ireland striker Kevin Doyle almost moved to Celtic on deadline day
Ireland striker Kevin Doyle almost moved to Celtic on deadline day

Cormac Byrne

KEVIN Doyle has revealed that he may snub any quick return by seeing out his contract at Wolves until 2015 to help Wanderer’s to gain top-flight promotion.

The Republic of Ireland international was denied a January loan move to Celtic which would have saw him in Champions League action against Juventus on Tuesday night.

The 29-year-old will undoubtedly become the subject of transfer speculation this summer with a number of Premier League managers including David Moyes tracking his situation but the Wexford native insists he is happy to remain at Molineux.

“I just get on with things here where I’m under contract for another two-and-a-half years,” he said.

“Hopefully it’s going to be a lot better than the last two years have been.”

Of the Celtic move, he said: “It didn’t happen so that’s the end of it for me, simple as that.

“I left it to the clubs really. It was whether Wolves wanted to do it and Celtic wanted to do it.”

Instead of battling for promotion, Doyle is currently battling to keep Wolves in the Championship and avoid a second consecutive relegation.

Wolves go into Saturday’s trip to Derby fourth from bottom, with just goal difference keeping them out of the drop zone.

“It’s obvious we haven’t been good enough,” he added.

“We’re where we are for a reason – you can’t put it down to bad luck or anything.

“We just haven’t been good enough over a long period of time and that’s why we’ve had the results we’ve had

“We need to improve massively.

“We’ve had lots of games where we did alright or we played OK but didn’t get the right result and that’s the most important thing.

“We’re not in a good position and have got to massively improve over the next 15 games.

“There’s no magic formula to do that.

“We should have a squad good enough to be higher than we are but we’ve let ourselves down.”

“We have another game every week to put that right and we’ve got 15 now to do that,” he added.

“Confidence and belief comes with winning games and that becomes a habit.

“It’s like anything in life – when you’re not in that habit it becomes difficult.

“We need to get into that habit and get results and do it sharpish.”

“We have to use these 15 games to finish the season on an upward and positive note so there’s something to work with going into the summer and for next season.”

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