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Doyle set to lead Wolves charge

With Steven Fletcher expected to depart Molineux over the summer, this season could be a big year for Kevin Doyle.

Many had expected the Republic of Ireland striker to be one of many departures over the summer, which is yet to happen.

The 28-year-old striker was linked with a return to his former club Reading following their promotion back into the Premier League.

But Doyle has said that he isn't interested in a return to Reading and has even hinted that he isn't wanted a move to a side that will be battling against relegation from the Premier League this year.

Instead he has virtually indicated that he wants to stay put with Wolves and hopefully steer the club straight back to the top flight at the first attempt.

"I`m looking forward to working with the new manager - he`s got some fantastic experience in his career, He`ll have new ideas which he`ll be getting across to us and we`ll all get used to each other." he told the Express & Star.

He continued: "I`ve experienced it before so I know what it`s going to be like, You can have a good season after relegation and I was very close to going straight back up with Reading.

"It was a lot different to being in the bottom three and being beaten so many times. In the Championship, you do win more games and get that confidence back again. You can hopefully be closer to the top and the fans and players enjoy it more.

"Hopefully we`re not going to be coming in on a Monday wondering why we`ve got beat again and we`re going to be competing with the top teams. That has to be the aim. We need to get the winning feeling back and the confidence that brings."

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Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 26 2012

Time: 1:00PM

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Doyler is a quality player that has lost confidence due to successive relegation battles. As stated, we will win more than we lose which will breed confidence for both the team and the fans. I like this outcome....let's hope some of the other key players can see the same way.
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26/07/2012 13:28:00

I agree, Rustmonkey, as I intimate in my blog below. I am still twitchy about our defence though and would like some movement (in as well as out) in this section of the team.
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26/07/2012 13:43:00

Southbank60 i agree the defence and midfield as far as i am concerned need looking at badly. As for Doyle saying he wants to stay good what im concerned about is all the reports on here. When will SF leave when will MJ leave. It gets boring after a while has any body put a bid in no that we know of have they put tranfers in no again that we know of. Yet week in week out on this site just more of the same we should be looking at the positives hopefully getting players in and get the rubbish out. Example would Stearman go to Ipswich lets all pray yes then we can start to celabrate because were going in the right direction.
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26/07/2012 16:02:00

I don't know why a Fletch move is constantly written about on this site. There has not been a single bid for him so I don't know why it is 'likely' he will move on. He is without doubt good enough but I don't enjoy hearing or reading it when no bids have been placed. Read his twitter account, which he uses on a regular basis and he just seems like a very normal bloke going about his business and talking about the Wolves. The only way he will leave is if the club break their code and accept an offer if one does come in for him. They talk about ten million- I would not sell him for 15 million because if or when we return to the Premiership that is the kind of money you are going to have to spend to sign a player with a scoring record as good as his. If he and Jarvis stay (another player who shows no wish to leave) and with additions to the back and the midfield which the manager knows we need we can ***** this league and take it from there. Footballers are not retiring at 32 anymore and the bloke is still young so perhaps a bit of that psychology is sweeping through and just like Doyle stuck with Reading for a year after they went down to see if he could help get them back up perhaps we have players like Fletcher and Jarvis who are feeling the same. A year for a footballer is not as long as it used to be. If Liverpool came knocking, I hear his has links there from his old man being a fan then that would be a hard move to say no to of course but as things stand, he shows only intent to stay with us and get on with his job.
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27/07/2012 06:16:00

Doyle is class, I will be over the moon if he stays, he SEB and possibly even Sigurdarson will rip the Championship Defences to shreds... sadly, our defence will get ripped to shreds too, by even mediocre attackers. You lose games when you let goals in, berra, stearman, ROGER JOHNSON, are all below average and will find themselves struggling at this level too. Get rid.
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27/07/2012 12:49:00

Sorry New York City Wolf, but Fletcher's departure is inevitable.
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30/07/2012 10:59:00

In reply to New York City Wolf, I agree with your comments but I fear it will be taken out of the players hands for if our board recieves realistic offers arround the 12 million range then they will take it, my fear is that balancing the books is this boards main aim I am not dishing the board for they have done a great job in that field and no one wants a Portsmouth on our hands but if you want success your best players have to stay I only wish those players had the same backbone as Doyle but I fear they do not look at Kightly, we stood by him and now he is off to Stoke, I mean Stoke Premiership they may be but its not exactly a rip roaring move is it, apart from the defence and midfield which I believe has been strengthened a team including Kightly, Jarvis and Fletcher would walk this league as we did in 76/77 we will have to wait and see,at least the kids are coming through, only the powers that be know whats going on and until they say whats what I for one do not believe what the papers say
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