Kevin Doyle expected to join Colorado Rapids

Kevin Doyle expected to join Colorado Rapids

KEVIN DOYLE made his first appearance for Wolverhampton Wanderers in over a year, featuring as a substitute in Saturday's 5-0 success over Rotherham United, but a move to MLS outfit Colorado Rapids is still imminent.

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett admitted that Doyle might still be involved for the Championship side before the American switch is completed.  “I think we may see more of Kevin Doyle,” Jackett told the Wolves official website.

“Looking at the set-up of the forwards that we have, Kevin is the right person at the moment to complement the young strikers that we have.

“In many of the games, at different times, we are going to have to go for it and go for wins, even if it opens us up.”

Wolves host Fulham on Tuesday and Jackett could give Republic of Ireland international Doyle another opportunity.  “The move to America is still ongoing, but in the meantime if it is right for me to play him then I will do that as I thought it was for the last half an hour (against Rotherham),” Jackett explained.

“He will make the ball stick and can win a header and has experience which the other strikers don’t necessarily have.  There was nothing that would discourage me from using Kevin again and him alongside one quick striker is something that can help us.

“Looking at the situation with Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday there is the opportunity of more game time for Kevin.

“We have adjusted our system slightly with the second forward because we do need more goals and we need to go for it and Kevin comes in as a natural complement to the other strikers and can do a good job for us.”