Thursday 23 November 2017

Doyle still on way to USA despite end of Wolves exile

Kevin Doyle could be set for a switch to Colorado Rapids. Photo: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images
Kevin Doyle could be set for a switch to Colorado Rapids. Photo: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

Garry Doyle

Kenny Jackett has confirmed that Kevin Doyle's long-term future is likely to be in the MLS with Colorado Rapids.

Saturday saw Jackett end Doyle's year-long exile from the Wolves first team, when he introduced the Wexford man as a second-half substitute during the Championship side's 5-0 victory over Rotherham. The Wolves manager also suggested Doyle would feature in tomorrow's game against Fulham.

While this all bodes well for the Irish international in the short-term, the reality remains that he will be leaving Molineux as soon as a deal with Colorado is struck.

"America is still on for Kevin," said Jackett. "He may not be moving today or tomorrow. But it remains an option. In the meantime, he will have more minutes with us. He will be playing for us. If in the long term, it is decided that he goes then so be it.

"But for now, he is an asset for the club and he can complement the other young forwards that we have.

"We need to be playing with two forwards rather than just a solitary striker. We need wins to catch up with the teams who are ahead of us in the League and to get those wins and keep the pressure on the top six, we need to open up and be more attacking.

"Kevin, coming on, kept Rotherham off us on Saturday. It made them sit back because they knew he was a threat. He can make the ball stick and win a header. He is an asset."

Closer to home, Daryl Kavanagh was signed by Drogheda United yesterday after the Louth club's month-long pursuit finally paid dividends.

"I'm very happy to get the deal sorted," Kavanagh said. "Once I heard Pete Mahon was coming in as Johnny McDonnell's assistant, my mind was made up because we worked together before and got on very well. My best spell as a League of Ireland player was in 2011, at St Pat's, under Pete.

"So when Johnny made contact, I was excited to join."

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