Doyle aiming for goal
Reading's Kevin Doyle is hoping to end his barren spell and fire the Royals up the Premier League.
Last Updated: 20/02/08 6:53pm
Reading striker Kevin Doyle is hoping to end his barren spell and fire the Royals to Premier League survival.
Reading have dropped into the bottom three after a disastrous run of seven league losses on the bounce.
But Doyle, who last scored for the Royals back on 8th December in their 3-1 home win over Liverpool, is not panicking.
He says there are 12 games left, starting with Sunday's home game against Aston Villa, which will be screened live on Sky Sports 1 from 12 noon.
Doyle told the club's official website: "I've not looked at how many points we might need but there are 12 games left, why not go unbeaten?
"We can go out on a massive high. We can be stuck down there or go on a run and finish on a high."
Speaking of his barren spell in front of goal, he added: "It's like that for a striker, it's happened to me before, you keep working hard. You keep plugging away, nobody has scored, which makes it worse.
"It's been said to me to not run around too much, save your energy for when you get your chances.
"Barren spells make you better, so when you score it means more, you want to work, be as good as you possibly can, not think it's all easy.
"The run is not bothering me, that's how it is, it's tough for all of us. We've got 12 games left to put things right."
Doyle added: "We usually play well with 4-4-2 at home, we've had a break, we're all fresh and can go for it."