Doyle: I’ll make Poles pay for my Celtic hell
REP OF IRELAND v POLAND 7.45pm – Sky Sports 2
KEVIN DOYLE has warned he will take his fury out on Poland after missing out on a dream move to Celtic.
The Wolves hitman was set to make a switch to the Scottish champions before the transfer deadline after being told his club wanted him off the wage bill.
That would have meant a mouth-watering Champions League dust-up with Juventus next week.
Instead, the 29-year-old is left with humdrum Championship action.
But Doyle has told the Poles that has got him fired up for their clash at the Aviva Stadium.
He said: “I thought the move was going ahead the day before the window closed.
“I knew they wanted a deal but there was a crossing of wires somewhere.
“It would have been a brilliant opportunity for four or five months, to go on loan to a team who are in the knockout stages of the Champions League and on top of their domestic league.
“I have to say that playing against Juve in the Champions League was one of the attractions of going there.”
Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has been labelled “a clown” by Ian Harte after snubbing the Reading left-back once again.
Conor Sammon and Jeff Hendrick have been drafted in and Doyle is excited by the prospect of the Derby duo making an international breakthrough.
He added: “It’s always nice to get away with the international team, whether your club side are doing well or not.
“It’s always nice to have new faces to freshen things up, whether at club level or international level.”
Paul Green has been called up to replace the injured David Meyler while the Ireland camp are confident Darron Gibson will return to the international fold for the next set of qualifers.