Doyle handed new deal
Wolverhampton Wanderers have handed a new four-year deal to Republic of Ireland striker Kevin Doyle.
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Last Updated: 28/09/11 11:35am
Wolverhampton Wanderers have handed a new four-year deal to striker Kevin Doyle.
The 28-year-old arrived at Molineux in 2009 in a club record £6.5million deal from Reading.
In 74 appearances he has scored 18 goals and has emerged as a firm fans' favourite.
"I'm delighted to have signed the new contract," said Doyle.
"It's something we've talked about for a while and to be honest it's been agreed for a while between myself and the manager and it was just a case of everything getting it all sorted.
"I don't really think there was anything in the speculation this summer.
"I'd actually spoken to the gaffer on the very first day of pre-season when we talked about this contract and I was keen to get it done.
"I am very happy here and am just looking forward to carrying on with the season."
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy was equally delighted, saying: "It's great news that Kevin has signed the new contract and his future is now secured for another four years.
"He has been a key player for us in maintaining our Premier League status over the last two seasons when he has made a major contribution.
"From day one when he arrived he settled at the club and has been the consummate professional in the way he plays and also conducts himself off the pitch.
"He remains a big part of what we are trying to achieve here, and we are delighted that he has agreed to extend his stay."