Republic of Ireland and Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Kevin Doyle admitted that he was disappointed that his proposed January move to Celtic fell through.
“It didn’t happen, so that’s the end of it for me,” said the Wolves front-man. “I just get on with things here where I’m under contract for two-and-a-half years.”
It has been a largely disappointing season thus far for the Wexford man, as Wolves on-field struggles have seen their promotion ambitions evaporate. Doyle was an unused substitute in Tuesday’s disappointing 2-1 loss at fellow strugglers Barnsley, a result that has, incredibly,demoted Wolves to the relegation places.
“They are in a fantastic position,” said Doyle of Parkhead giants, Celtic. “Going into the Champions League last 16 and at the top of their league, [it] would have been a great opportunity at a massive club for four or five months.”
One can understand Doyle’s attraction to the Scottish giants, as he is now reaching the so-called ‘prime’ of his career, and at twenty-nine years of age chances for success are quickly eluding him. Wolves are in disarray, and Celtic offer Doyle the chance to become a cult hero in Glasgow. Doyle knows that there will undoubtedly be more interest in his services from a number of clubs next summer but for now he is concentrating on helping Wolves.
“We have to use these 15 games to finish the season on an upward and positive note.”