Doyle backs deputies to deliver

Doyle could be out for the remainder of the campaign with a knee

ligament injury suffered while on duty for the Republic of Ireland

at the weekend. He has often operated as a lone striker for Wolves

and has been a key figure in a revival which has brought eight

points from four games, but Doyle has faith in Ebanks-Blake and

Fletcher to step into his shoes. Doyle said: “I have no doubt about

the quality of Sylvan and Fletch. “That’s the beauty of having a

strong squad and having plenty in reserve. “Sylvan and Fletch have

had to be patient for a long time but I am sure whoever comes in

will do just as good a job – if not better.” Doyle’s injury comes

at an especially unfortunate time for Wolves as the league season

enters a decisive phase. “It’s the timing of the injury which is

the most disappointing,” the 27-year-old said. “To come into the

best part of the season when we’re starting to play really well and

looking to get out of the bottom three, it’s really frustrating

that I’m going to miss out. “It’s the most exciting part of the

season for me, particularly with how it’s all shaping up in the

league. “Everything is still there to play for and it’s going to be

nerve-racking and I wanted to be involved. “But I’m still really

confident the lads will do what it’s needed.” Doyle has been ruled

out for four to eight weeks but is desperate to play some part

before the end of the campaign. He said: “These things happen and

it could have been a lot worse. “They are saying eight weeks at the

worst, and it could have been more serious. “If things went really

well I could be back in four weeks where there would still be three

or four games left. “Whatever happens I’ll be trying my best to get

as fit as I can and hopefully contribute before the end of the

season. “We’ll just have to see but hopefully I won’t be needed and

I won’t have to come back at all!”