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Doyle Wants More Wins


09:00 3rd December 2012

Striker says confidence is fine

Kevin Doyle insists Wolves cannot afford to rest on their laurels after returning to winning ways in style at Bristol City.

The two-goal striker was in imperious form as Wolves took out recent frustrations on the Robins by scoring four first half goals without reply, City grabbing a late consolation through Neil Danns.

As good as the performance was, Doyle knows Wolves need a lot more of the same given it was their first win in ten attempts, hopefully starting with the local derby against Birmingham on Saturday (5.20pm).

“We have to go again on Saturday with the position we are in at the moment,” said the Irish frontman.

“We have to win games and Birmingham is another very big game for us.

“It’s a local derby and we need results to get ourselves back in contention if we are to go up this year.

“We need to win again and keep on getting wins under our belt.

“We won five in six earlier in the season and you see plenty of teams going on runs – ten games unbeaten sometimes – and that’s the sort of run we need.

“Last season Reading were in a similar position to us and went on a run and won the league – it’s not impossible.

“We are a confident bunch and we need to play well and take chances and win games.”

Looking back on events at Ashton Gate, Doyle felt it was a result that had been coming given the chances Wolves had created in recent first halves.

And he admitted a spot of fortune as a mixture of Sylvan Ebanks-Blake or Neil Danns deflected Stephen Ward’s shot into the net for the opener certainly helped.

“Last Tuesday against Millwall we absolutely dominated the first half and couldn’t get the final ball or that final chance to get a goal,” says Doyle.

“Now that has happened and we got four goals in the first half.

“The first goal came when Wardy’s shot was deflected in and you need that sometimes.

“The other night we should have had a penalty but it wasn’t given.

“On Saturday we got that bit of luck to get us going and we have to keep that going now.

“It was a very satisfying victory.

“In the first half recently we have played very well without getting the goals we needed.

“On Saturday we got ourselves into a comfortable lead which made the second half – which has been a problem for us in recent weeks – a lot easier.

“It was nice for us to get some goals and for Björn to get one.

“Attacking-wise I think we all looked dangerous and it’s always good to get chances and goals.

“We’ve been playing well in spells but have been poor in second halves and been punished for it

“We wanted to keep doing the right things, playing football and doing well, and taking our chances when they came along.”

Doyle’s brace took his tally for the season to five, with his second – running from midway inside his own half before finishing with aplomb – his best in a Wolves shirt.

“I was pleased with my second goal,” he said.

“The manager has been on at me a fair bit to run more with the ball and take people on more, and maybe that was in my head.

“Sylv made a good run and took one or two defenders away and it opened up for me.”

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