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Trapattoni offers hope to Doyle
Published : 12 Aug 2013 10:16:55Rss feed
Giovanni Trapattoni has reiterated that Kevin Doyle's Republic of Ireland career is far from over.
Wolves striker Doyle, 29, has not featured for the Republic since the 1-0 friendly defeat against Greece last November.
He was last included in a squad in March and was again left out of manager Trapattoni's selection for Wednesday's friendly against Wales despite Robbie Keane, who has been allowed to remain with Los Angeles Galaxy, and Simon Cox being unavailable to the Italian.
Trapattoni insists the 53-cap forward remains part of his thinking going forward, but acknowledged he needs a move from League One Wolves.
He said: "I have Doyle in my heart. I promise him we will continue to follow him.
"But it is important to look around, with players like Paddy Madden and Simon Cox we can look to the future. We have many strikers.
"If I had called him (Doyle) in for this game, maybe he would be on the bench and not play which would not help his confidence and I have to do what I feel is right."
When asked if a move before the end of the transfer window would be good for the former Reading man, Trapattoni added: "It would be better as he can try and regain confidence.
"Many times I have said to you strikers depend on the support of their team.
"Without the team to give you the ball to score it is impossible.
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