Doyle confident over fitness

Doyle aggravated the medial knee ligament injury which sidelined

him for two months during the penultimate game of the campaign

against Sunderland. He was duly ruled out of the Republic of

Ireland’s Carling Nations Cup clashes with Northern Ireland and

Scotland plus the Euro 2012 qualifier against Macedonia. But Doyle

is optimistic he will be firing on all cylinders when preparations

begin for the new campaign. The former Reading player said: “I came

in for a week at the end of the season and will pop in a couple of

times again just to keep an eye on it. “But I’ll be 100 per cent

for pre-season. I’m sure about that. “It was a bit frustrating to

come back at Sunderland and tweak the knee it again but it will be

fine. “I was fine for 10 minutes when I came on. I was enjoying it

and felt really good. “But then I stubbed my toe which is the worst

thing you can do with a medial knee injury and it aggravated it.

“It set me back for a couple of weeks but I’m sure I’ll be fine for

pre-season.” Meanwhile, Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey is

optimistic Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara will make the

permanent switch to Molineux in a £5million deal. Moxey

confirmed negotiations had been “positive” with O’Hara after the

player enjoyed a successful loan spell at Wolves during the second

half of last season. O’Hara scored three goals in 13 games and

played an important part in ensuring Wolves’ Barclays Premier

League survival. Moxey said: “Discussions are on-going and positive

but that is all we would wish to say at this point. “It should be

pointed out that under the terms of Jamie’s loan from Tottenham, he

is our player until the end of June anyway, so no other club can

get involved until after that date. “We are entirely positive about

the outcome of these discussions.”