McCarthy tips duo to strike it lucky

29 October 2009 05:25
Previous injury problems mean the pair will start together for the only third time on Saturday, at Stoke.[LNB]But McCarthy has no doubt they will provide the goals Wolves need to stay in the top flight.[LNB]Ebanks-Blake is fully fit after straining his hamstring on the opening day of the season against West Ham.[LNB]"We know what Sylvan's attributes are. When he gets chances, Sylvan puts the ball in the net," McCarthy spelled out.[LNB]"He has been clinical since he came here. Unfortunately for him, and for us, he has not had the chance to be starting every week this season.[LNB]"It has been stop-start for Sylvan so far this season - but since we signed him, he has been our talisman and is the one who has scored the goals."[LNB]Ebanks-Blake opened his account for the season - and grabbed the first Premier League goal of his career, from the penalty spot - against Aston Villa last weekend.[LNB]McCarthy is convinced he can build on that and added: "The goal he got against Aston Villa last weekend will have been a big boost to his confidence.[LNB]"If you listen to what he has said over the week, I am stating the obvious. It will have given him a big boost, because that is what he is about."[LNB]McCarthy splashed out £6.5million to sign Doyle from Reading during the summer - and already believes it is money well spent.[LNB]Republic of Ireland international Doyle has scored three goals so far this season, and McCarthy added: "I knew what I was getting when I signed him.[LNB]"He has been everything I thought he would be - and he is a great lad.[LNB]"'Doyler' is a good footballer - and the fans have taken to him as well, because he plays well and scores goals.[LNB]"He is such a likeable character, and anyone who has spoken to him will know that."[LNB]Despite the high regard he is held in by McCarthy, Doyle will never take his place in the side for granted.[LNB]He said: "With the players we have here, you don't have to be off form for too long before you are out of the team.[LNB]"There is plenty of competition for my place in the team, but that is why I am enjoying it.[LNB]"You work that bit harder in training and in the gym to make sure you stay in the team.[LNB]"I have been very happy with my overall performance, and the goals have topped that off.[LNB]"There would be no point in me sitting here saying I have played well if I haven't scored - because I have been brought here to get goals.[LNB]"I am glad that the goals have come with the performances, to put the icing on the cake."[LNB][LNB] Stoke v Wolves. Click here to bet.  

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