Berra rues Doyle injury blow

Doyle suffered medial knee ligament damage during the Republic of

Ireland’s 2-1 European Championship win over Macedonia on Saturday

night and was forced off after just 17 minutes. Republic boss

Giovanni Trapattoni claimed the 27-year-old would be out for

between one and two months, which could see him miss Wolves’ final

eight games of the campaign. Berra said: “It’s a massive blow for

us, he’s a top player, he does a great job for us up front. “But

we’ve got good strikers on the bench in Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and

Steven Fletcher, who have come in this season and done well and

scored goals for us. “So we won’t be getting down about that, we’ll

move on.” Wolves are currently 18th in the Premier League with 32

points, just one goal from safety. They travel to Newcastle on

Saturday looking to climb out of the bottom three in what is one of

the tightest relegation battles in Premier League history. Berra

said: “I think it’s two points between six or eight teams and we’ve

actually got better points this season than at the same point last

season, so it shows our improvement. “We’re a better team now, we

play better football overall. “As players, as individuals, we’ve

improved. “So we’ll go onwards and upwards. “We’re four games

unbeaten and we’ll be going away to Newcastle in high spirits.”