DOYLE’S DE­LIGHT AT MOVE TO HOOPS

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Chris Dunlavy

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

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