Doyle confident over fitness

Wolves striker Kevin Doyle is confident he will be “100 per

cent” fit by the time the squad reports back for pre-season

training.

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.”