Belfast Telegraph

Doyle: We feel it like fans

Striker Kevin Doyle insists the Wolves players are hurting as much as the supporters about their current plight as they look to pull off a major upset against Manchester United at Molineux on Sunday.

Wolves went into the weekend lying second from bottom in the Barclays Premier League and the unrest of the fans has boiled over with post-match demonstrations after the games with West Brom and Blackburn.

"The players feel it just like the fans do and we don't just forget about a game after we've lost," said Doyle.

"It's our job and our profession, our life really, and when it's not going well you can't just go home and forget about it. It is great as a footballer when things are going well and the opposite when they are not and it's up to us to put things right.

"We're just as frustrated as the fans are and all we can do is the right things as much as possible. Every game is a massive game for us and they have been for most of the season. All we can do is work on things in training to try and improve, which is what we have been doing, and go again on Sunday.

"We have been working hard all season even though sometimes results might not bear that out. We need everyone's support as much as we can because anything we can get to go in our favour will help."

Doyle believes Wolves may relish being underdogs against Sir Alex Ferguson's side.

He said: "There is still plenty to play for in terms of getting out of trouble and plenty of games where we can get something and we have to start all that on Sunday.

"We seem to play that bit better when we are underdogs. All we can do is try and make the most of that situation and go out and try and cause an upset. Swansea beat Manchester City last week, so it can happen and we've done it before as well.

"We need one of those days when everyone plays well and maybe a couple of the United players have an off-day and, when that happens, you can get results against the bigger teams."


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