DOYLE’S DELIGHT AT MOVE TO HOOPS
NEW QPR striker Kevin Doyle says the chance to return to the Premier League made joining the Hoops a no brainer.
The 30-year-old Ireland international – who spent five years in the top flight with Reading and Wolves – has left Molineux to sign on loan until the end of the season.
“They’re in the top two so it was a massive draw,” said Doyle.
“It’s a great opportunity to fight for promotion and, though it will be hard, the quality is here.
“It’s a big squad and every name is someone you’ve known or played against in the Premier League.
“Every single person in this squad is a top player.”
Redknapp said: “Kevin’s a good pro and a good lad who needs to get his career up and running again.
“This is a great opportunity for him to come in and impress.”
Doyle was the second of three strikers to arrive on deadline day, with Brazilian youngster Guilherme Dellatorre and Modibo Maiga also joining on loan from Desportivo Brazil and West Ham.
Dellatorre, 21, has spent the season on loan at Atletico Paranaense, scoring four goals in 22 games.
The trio will replace 15goal top scorer Charlie Austin, who is likely to miss the remainder of the season after injuring his shoulder.
Fulham’s veteran defender Aaron Hughes, 34, has also signed for the Hoops on a free transfer.
TARGET: Kevin Doyle