Wolves ace aiming to shoot down Baggies
WOLVES match-winner Kevin Doyle has warned West Brom his nightmare run of form is over.
The Irishman was the Molineux men’s hero with the goal which earned them a 2-1 victory at QPR on Saturday.
It was his first strike since October, ending a three-month drought which even led to last season’s star man being dropped by Mick Mccarthy.
Doyle is confident it will be a turning point in what has been a hellish campaign as he prepares for Sunday’s derby with their bitter rivals.
“It’s been a frustrating few weeks for me not playing,” he said. “It was nice to get 45 minutes on Saturday and hopefully I can get some more minutes over the next few weeks and try to prove my form and get in the team for the rest of the season.
“It’s been tough and not ideal, but that’s the way it is.
“I’ve been out of the team but when that happens you get your head down and just work harder than ever.
“Then when you do get your chance, you try to take it and hopefully that will get me in the manager’s thoughts for next week.”
The victory – Wolves’ first in 12 games – lifted them out of the bottom three.
But they could find themselves back in the drop zone by the time they face the Baggies on Sunday if results go against them.
Doyle added: “Three points is good but will mean nothing if we don’t go on from here.
“We are going into the derby game having been disappointing the last time we played West Brom.
“It’s a massive game for us. We’re at home and have to build on this win.
“We can’t let this be a one-off, that’s the message we’ve all got to learn. We needed that lift ahead of the West Brom game.”
And the Ireland striker insists Wolves’ experience of surviving relegation battles in the last two seasons is a massive plus.
He added: “There is still a long way to go and we still need more wins.
“I think we’ve played most of the big boys now and have got most of them out the way.
“We’ve got a decent run between now and the end of the season and there are plenty of points to play for.
“We were in this position last year and got out of it and similar the year before, so hopefully we can do it again.”
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his striker I’M BACK! Kevin Doyle celebrates his winner against QPR