Doyle sure of survival
Kevin Doyle is confident that Wolves will avoid relegation if they can maintain their early season form.
Last Updated: 30/08/09 5:04pm
Kevin Doyle is confident that Wolverhampton Wanderers will avoid relegation if they can maintain their early season form.
Wolves' 1-1 draw with Hull City on Saturday sees the club on four points after playing four games of the new top-flight campaign.
Doyle was making his first Premier League start for Mick McCarthy's side, and the former Reading striker has been encouraged by what he has seen so far.
The £6.5million summer signing said: "We've looked good so far and, if we can keep our confidence up and keep working like we did against Hull, we will have no problems.
"It won't be just a survival battle if we can play like in that game and in the other matches we've played so far.
"Away to Manchester City, they had chances but we could have nicked a draw. Against West Ham here we looked good, even though we lost, and we won at Wigan who in the previous game had beaten Aston Villa.
"If we can keep believing we can do it, we will be fine."
Meanwhile, McCarthy is optimistic key players Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Chris Iwelumo, Michael Kightly and Kevin Foley could soon be available after injury lay-offs.
He said: "We've got 40-50 goals in Chris Iwelumo and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake sat on the physio table. We've got 10 goals a season from Michael Kightly sat on the physio table. Kevin Foley was our player of the year.
"To have Chris and Sylvan missing, with all the goals they scored, is a real frustration.
"Blake will be another couple of weeks, Iwelumo might be training when everyone comes back from the internationals, Kightly might be training with the squad after the break and the same with Foley. There is every chance of that.
"I would like all my squad back fit. That would make a big difference."