Doyle to defy doctors
Striker eyeing return to action for final two games of the season
By Chris Burton. Last Updated: April 26, 2011 9:59am
Doyle: Ahead of schedule in recovery from ligament injury
Injury victim Kevin Doyle is targeting a return to action at Wolves before the end of the season.
The 27-year-old striker damaged knee ligaments while away on international duty with the Republic of Ireland in March and was expected to sit out the remainder of the 2010/11 campaign.
Only four weeks have passed since he sustained the knock and he remains some way short of full fitness.
He has, however, recently stepped up his rehabilitation by returning to light training.
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Doyle now believes that he could be back in time to help aid Wolves' survival bid, with fixtures against Sunderland and Blackburn in his sights.
"That's the aim at the moment," he told the club's official website.
"I had had a good week with the physios last week doing some running and we're looking at me being available for the last two games.
"Hopefully that will be the case and I can have some impact on the rest of the season."
Wolves could do with Doyle right now, as they continue to occupy a standing inside the Premier League relegation zone.
The Molineux camp remains upbeat, though, and they are confident they will end the campaign outside of the bottom three.
Doyle added: "There's no game we don't think we can win away or home. That's why we're still so positive.
"Everyone believes we're going to get out of it and I don't think that's changed. It's in our hands. If we get results we'll stay up, so that's a good thing."