Doyle ready to grab chance
Kevin Doyle admits he has endured a 'frustrating' last couple of months for Wolves, but is now ready to cement his first-team place.
Last Updated: 06/02/12 10:45am
Kevin Doyle admits he has endured a 'frustrating' last couple of months for Wolves, but is now ready to cement his first-team place following a comeback goal at QPR.
The Republic of Ireland striker rose from the bench to create one goal and score the other as the Black Country outfit defeated Rangers 2-1 at Loftus Road.
And now the 28-year-old, who has struggled to reproduce his best form since a knee injury as well as losing his spot in the starting XI to Steven Fletcher, is ready for a fight.
He told the club's official website: "For me it was the first time I'd got on the pitch for a while.
"It's been frustrating but that's football. I got a chance on Saturday and managed to take it."
Doyle revealed manager Mick McCarthy helped inspire Wanderers during the break with the side a goal down, although the Rs were down to 10 men after Djibril Cisse was dismissed for violent conduct.
"They were down to ten men so we got three strikers on the pitch for the second half," he added.
"It was nice to get the goal and nice to win the game. It's been a while since we did so the three points was vital for us.
"QPR are down there with us - they have made some signings and we've had some bad results recently.
"To win the game after going 1-0 down is a big result for is particularly after we'd not started too well.
"We showed good spirit to come back and win the game. It's been very tough for us and we've been getting some stick but this win gives us a bit of confidence going into a big derby game (at home to West Brom) at the weekend."