Unfinished business for Doyle

Striker looking to see Reading win promotion to top flight

Doyle: Happy for now

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Kevin Doyle is eager to help Reading back into the Premier League, but says his future is out of his hands.

The Republic of Ireland international took his tally for the season to 11 by grabbing a brace in Saturday's impressive 4-1 win at Bristol City.

The striker has been linked with a January move to Aston Villa, but Doyle says his immediate focus is on Reading's bid for promotion.

"I enjoyed being part of the Reading squad that were promoted to the Premier League," said Doyle in The Sun.

Unfinished business

"I was also part of the squad that came down last season and that was an awful feeling. There's definitely unfinished business. The players who were at the club at that time are desperate to put things right.

"I've made no secret of the fact I want to play in the Premier League again and nothing would give me greater pleasure than going up with Reading.

"The trouble with football is that it's not always in your own hands.

"If another club came in with a big enough bid, Reading might feel it was worth taking."

Reading boss Steve Coppell admits he is not worrying about the prospect of losing Doyle, or any other members of his squad.

Coppell said: "No one can buy anyone right now. It's only November and I don't give a damn about January."