Ståle Solbakken has once again praised the workrate of Kevin Doyle, highlighting the striker’s invaluable impact on Wolves’ team ethic.
And the boss also feels that the two goals Doyle scored against Bristol City last weekend will have given his confidence a tremendous boost.
He said: “Doyle is one of the most sensible footballers around and I think he very much knows when he’s played badly and when he’s played well.
“Obviously at the start of the season he played well for a long period of time but he didn’t score goals.
“The fact he’s scored a couple now hasn’t done him any harm at all.
“When you get into the situation where you have to make a split-second reaction, he will do that instinctively.
“And if you ask him, I think he was relieved that he got the goals against Bristol.
“Also the fact he scored two different types of goals will have done him good as well.First a tap-in and then a wonderful individual goal will benefit him.”
The Republic of Ireland international, who has missed just one League game in the current campaign, took his tally to five with the Bristol brace.
Ståle added: “I think Kevin is one of the players who will also always give something to the team because if he’s scoring goals or not, his work for the team is always his number one priority.
“He’s very unselfish with the way he is on the pitch.
“I think he plays best when he makes those extra runs - then he gets more chances.
“Maybe sometimes he could be less tired at times when he gets the chances if he didn’t do so much work.
“But I’ll never tell him to rest in a game because he makes chances with hard work, good runs in the penalty area and being a busy striker, rather than being a sniffing striker.”