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Thursday 16 February 2012

Doyle confident on Wolves' survival

Striker says spirit will help new manager to lift the side up the League table

Kevin Doyle scored the winner in Wolves' recent vital win over QPR

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Kevin Doyle says the character of the squad at Molineux will give Mick McCarthy’s successor a good chance of securing Barclays Premier League survival.

Wanderers dismissed McCarthy after Sunday's 5-1 home defeat against Black Country rivals West Brom, a result which left Wolves third from bottom in the table.

But Republic of Ireland international Doyle said he was hopeful Wolves could survive in the top flight for a third successive season.

"We’ve given ourselves a fighting chance"
- Kevin Doyle

"We’ve had ups and downs. But we seem to be reasonably good at bouncing back. We got beat badly by Liverpool and then came back to beat QPR," he said.

"We’ll go to Newcastle in a few days time thinking we can bounce back in the same way. We’ve got games to go where we can pick up points.

"There are a few teams around us we can get above and we’ve 13 games in which to do it so let’s be positive.

"We’re not cast adrift in any way, we’re not really struggling. We are in a good position to get out of it.

"We’ve given ourselves a fighting chance. We feel we can pick up points along the way."

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Key Points

  • Striker Doyle backing Wolves to stay up
  • Wanderers currently hunting for a new manager
  • Wolves are 18th in Barclays Premier League