Doyle could sacrifice Premier League chance for Wolves return

Kevin Doyle insists he has no problem with returning to Wolverhampton Wanderers next season, despite helping Queens Park Rangers to the Premier League.

The former Reading forward joined Harry Redknapp at Loftus Road in January, when he signed on loan for the remainder of the campaign. Doyle featured 12 times for the Londoners, including the playoff semi-final matches and the final, and scored two goals as the Hoops eventually secured a return to the top-flight at Wembley.

It has been suggested that QPR now have an option to take the 30-year-old for a fee of just £1million, but it remains to be seen if they will take up this option. If not, then the Republic of Ireland international insists he is happy to return to Wolves, who will be in the Championship next term after clinching promotion from League One.

“I’ll have no problem going back and everyone is perfectly civil and fine with me. It’s not a case people don’t talk to me,” Doyle said in the Express & Star. “They have decisions to make and they’ll make them. It’s up in the air, I am here until the end of the USA trip and back to Wolves on July 7, that’s all I know, that’s the only guarantee I have. I’ve a year left at Wolves and that’s the only thing that’s certain. It will be interesting to see what happens.”

Another Wolves player who faces an uncertain future at the club is Stephen Ward. The 28-year-old spent the 2013-14 campaign on loan at Brighton & Hove Albion, but is now expected to return to Molineux ahead of next term. But with Kenny Jackett supposedly prepared to listen to offers for the left fullback, who has been linked with his temporary club and Middlesbrough, he could find himself on the move in the coming weeks.

“I’m in a bit of limbo at the minute,” Ward was quoted in the Evening Gazette last week. “I’m back at Wolves but I’ve not spoken to anybody at the club. I think they’re looking to go ahead with the squad that got them promoted so we’ll see what happens in the summer. I’ll look at that when I get my legs up after this (international duty with Ireland).”

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