Striker eyes Wolves survival

BY foxsports • December 14, 2009

Doyle, 26, may have wondered where his season was heading last month when he returned to club action after Republic of Ireland's hopes of reaching South Africa were cruelly dashed in France. Birmingham defeated them at Molineux and chances of Premier League survival looked bleak - but Mick McCarthy's men have responded with victories over Bolton and Tottenham. Doyle, after scoring the only goal of the game at White Hart Lane, said: "It's the World Cup and playing for Ireland. Who knows if I'll be around for another chance. It'll never be out of my system unless I do get to a World Cup. "I didn't watch the draw and next summer I probably won't watch the World Cup either. I just hope to do well with Wolves and be in the Premier League and forget about all that next summer." Wolves have a tough programme ahead - they face Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City before the end of the month - so climbing out of the bottom three with victory at Spurs was the perfect start to December. "It's a massive, massive boost," Doyle said. "Two wins psychologically is massive for us. "People said that we had Tottenham and Manchester United coming up and so you can forget about them, but we just showed what can be done in this league. "Anyone can beat anyone and we'll feel the same going to Old Trafford." Doyle is now hoping the Birmingham defeat will be the turning point for the season. "The manager deservedly ripped into us after the Birmingham game," he said. "We didn't expect anything else I think, we were very poor that day. "We talked about it, the players themselves talked about it, the manager let us talk about it ourselves, we looked at the video and saw that we were very poor and we've put that right the last couple of games."

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