McCarthy hails forward line
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has hailed a blossoming partnership between Kevin Doyle and Andy Keogh.
Last Updated: 03/09/09 11:32am
Mick McCarthy is confident a strike partnership comprising of Kevin Doyle and Andy Keogh could be good enough to consolidate Wolves' standing as a Premier League club.
Keogh has been arguably Wolves' star performer to date following their return to the top flight, while club-record signing Doyle was forced to miss the start of the campaign after undergoing a hernia operation.
In the weekend draw with Hull City at Molineux the pair started a match together for the first time and both impressed in tandem.
McCarthy said: "I thought Kevin was excellent against Hull. Him and Keogh together were a real handful to their defence.
"It was especially encouraging bearing in mind they'd not really played together before that game.
"Doyle has certainly added that bit of quality. He was our big summer signing then he gets a hernia which was frustrating for him.
"He was only 80-90 per cent fit against Hull but having him back has made a big difference to us.
"I am confident Kevin and Andy will be a force to be reckoned with this season because they don't give anyone a minute's rest."
McCarthy knows the importance of continuing to pick up points after a return of four from their opening four games.
He said: "It is about picking up points. You take a monthly total. There might be a month when you get nothing.
"Then another month we might get eight. Let's just keep picking up points. We got another one from the Hull game after going behind and that to me was a really good sign."