Dowie predicts Kyle return

12 October 2007 07:14
Coventry City boss Iain Dowie has backed striker Kevin Kyle to rediscover his goal touch following his return to full-fitness. The Scotland international found the net in the first game of the season before ankle and hip problems confined him to the sidelines. But after scoring twice in a reserve team outing on Monday, Dowie has backed the big striker to make an impact on the first team. "I was very pleased with the reserves and people like Kevin Kyle epitomised what the boys were about with a fantastic work ethic and really put a shift in," said Dowie. "I thought he did really well and when he's on the move he does that. "When he is really mobile across the line he is a real handful and is one of those players who doesn't need to be stationary, and he did that brilliantly on Monday night when he got a got a couple of nice goals as well. "He and Leon McKenzie were the two that jumped out at me in pre-season but unfortunately he has had a little problem with his hip and ankle. "But now he's back at it and very much in the frame."

Source: ESA