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Sunday 4 October 2015

Doyle eager for match practice

Published 09/08/2010

Kevin Doyle
Kevin Doyle

Ireland striker Kevin Doyle has been given the blessing of Wolves boss Mick McCarthy to play for his country on Wednesday.

Virtually every other Barclays Premier League manager has bemoaned this week's round of international fixtures, which take place just three days prior to the start of the new top-flight campaign, with all hoping their players do not pick up any injuries.

But Doyle has already missed some of pre-season due to niggling injuries, and the striker said: "I picked up the injury in the first few minutes of the game with Hearts and I thought it was just a dead leg, which you can get in nearly every game anyway, but it hasn't settled. It's just something that has dragged on longer than expected, a slow thing I'm waiting to clear up."

He added: "I'm hoping that with treatment over the next couple of days it feels better and on Wednesday I can play.

"I haven't played a massive amount of minutes in pre-season due to a couple of different things, so I need to play on Wednesday.

"But I'm just not sure yet. I know Mick is looking for me to play because I didn't play at the weekend and after missing a week prior to the game with Hearts.

"So he's the opposite of many of the other managers. He wants to know if I am going to be all right or not for the weekend, and whether to risk me."

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