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Hunt ready to renew Doyle double act
Published : 30 Jul 2010 09:30:53
Wolves summer signing Stephen Hunt is keen to replicate the fearsome partnership he formed with Kevin Doyle during their days at Reading as the Black Country club look to make a nonsense of second season syndrome.Hunt finally signed on the dotted line at Molineux back in mid-June, ending Mick McCarthy's long-running pursuit of the Republic of the Ireland winger who penned a three-year deal when he joined from Hull for an undisclosed fee.He reunites with former Royals team-mates Doyle and Marcus Hahnemann, the former of whom bagged nine goals last season to help Wolves defy their doubters and finish 15th in the Barclays Premier League.Hunt and Doyle were an intimidating double act during their time in the blue and white hoops of Reading, terrorising defences between 2005 and 2009, most notably in 2006/07 as the Berkshire club finished eighth in the top flight.After one season apart the Irish duo are back together and ready to do the same once again, although Hunt does not mind who reaps the benefits of his ability.He said: "With Doyler, if he gets the right service then he'll get in double figures. He's strong, he was good last season up on his own when Wolves went 4-5-1 but he needs the service as well and hopefully we can give it to him, along with a few others - (Steven) Fletcher, Andy Keogh and Sylvan (Ebanks-Blake). Hopefully I can do my bit."