Doyle signs for Wolves

Doyle signs for Wolves

Ireland striker Kevin Doyle has sealed a transfer to Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers. The 25-year-old joins Wolves from Reading and says that he is relishing a return to the Premier League.
30th Jun 2009

Ireland striker Kevin Doyle has sealed a transfer to Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers. The 25-year-old joins Wolves from Reading and says that he is relishing a return to the Premier League.

Doyle has signed a four-year deal at Wolves, where he will work with former Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy.

"I'm delighted to get the move sorted and can't wait to get going," he said. "I spoke to the manager and chief executive over a week ago and came to the training ground to see everything.

"I've been making my mind up over the last couple of weeks and am just really pleased the decision has been made.

"The facilities here are top class and it's great to be going back into the Premier League again. I'm sad to be leaving Reading because I had some great years there but I'm going with their blessing as well which is nice. This is a fresh start."

The former Cork City striker believes Wolves can repeat the success Reading enjoyed during their first season in the Premier League following promotion from the Championship. 

"We finished a point or maybe even a goal away from Europe when we went up with Reading," he recalls.

"I don't know why we did so well but we all went in there wide eyed and excited and fresh to play and that got us through.

"It was a bit like it is with Wolves now in that none of us had played in the Premier League before.

"When you're in there and you realise that while it's difficult it's not a completely different world I think you realise you can do well there.

"I wanted to get back there with Reading but we didn't do it last season.

"I'm delighted to be joining what is historically a massive club and one which will be trying to establish itself in the Premier League."