Doyle set to miss upcoming World Cup qualifiers

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Updated: October 5, 2012
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Kevin Doyle, the man who scored the Republic of Ireland’s last gasp winner against Kazakhstan last month, looks likely to miss the upcoming World Cup qualifiers with Germany and the Faroe Islands having suffered an injury in training with his club Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Wolves’ boss Stale Solbakken said that the striker will “definitely” miss the international matches after suffering an injury during squad training at Molineux on Friday morning.

Earlier this week, the former Cork City striker told Sky Sports that he was enjoying the new season following what had been a turbulent and difficult end of season last season which resulted in relegation from the Premier League.

“Yes, I’m enjoying it,” said the 29 year-old Wexford native.  “It’s nice not to have to be looking over your shoulder every week as we were the three seasons we were in the Premier League pretty much week in and week out.

“This is a highly competitive league and while it’s not as high a standard as the Premier League, it’s nice to be winning games and to be at the top of the table, rather than at or near the bottom, as we were in the Premier League.

The man who has scored 12 goals from 52 appearances for the Republic of Ireland has yet to comment on whether he’ll travel to Dublin for Ireland’s clash with the Germans.

Meanwhile, German head coach Joachim Loew has named his squad for the qualifiers against Ireland (next Friday) and Sweden (16th October):

German squad to play Republic of Ireland and Sweden: Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegan, Ron-Rober Zieler;  Holger Badstuber, Jerome Boateng, Benedikt Howedes, Mats Hummels, Philipp Lam, Per Mertesacker, Marcel Schmelzer; Lars Bender, Mario Gotze, Ilkay Gundogan, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil, Marco Reus, Andre Schurrle, Bastein Schweinsteiger;   Lukas Podolski, Miroslave Klose.

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