Doyle backed to respond

Henry thinks club-mate will bounce back from being axed

Kevin Doyle: Lost his place to Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, who scored against Norwich

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Wolves striker Kevin Doyle will benefit from being dropped, according to club-mate Karl Henry.

The Republic of Ireland international was replaced by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake for Tuesday's draw with Norwich after scoring only twice this season.

Ebanks-Blake responded by netting Wolves' opening goal in a dramatic 2-2 draw at Molineux and could keep his place for the rearranged trip to Arsenal on 27th December.

Midfielder Henry said of manager Mick McCarthy's choice to drop Doyle: "Obviously it was a big decision, but that's what the gaffer is paid to do.

"We've played a lot of games this season and the games we play are high intensity and sometimes people need a break, and you need to bring in fresh legs.

"This season the old cliché, about where the whole squad comes into play, is certainly true for us.

"I don't think it's any concern to either Kevin Doyle or us as a team. He has had a break and will be fine."