Kevin Doyle says he’s open to being loaned out again when he returns to parent club Wolverhampton Wanderers, after speaking to the Guardian.
His loan deal with Crystal Palace expired on Monday with the club unwilling to renew it and the Republic of Ireland striker has been told to return to Wolves, whom he hasn’t played for in almost a year, by the 19th of January.
The 31-year-old says he’s keen to reignite his career with Kenny Jackett’s side but admits he’s unsure whether he’ll be in the plans of a manager who tried to sell him in 2013 because of his expensive wages.
“I am more than happy to play if selected but I haven’t been in the manager’s plans, so I’m not sure what will happen,” Doyle said to The Guardian. “I haven’t spoken to anybody at the club about it and all I know is the date [19 January] I have to report back.”
“Having been at QPR for the second half of last season, it’s been a year since I’ve been at Wolves, so I’m not sure what to expect.
“If another club wants to take me on loan, I would consider it if I’m not going to play at Wolves.”
Doyle, who’s not scored a league goal since he faced his old side Reading with QPR last February, is confident that Palace have installed the right manager in Alan Pardew – despite the ex-Newcastle boss being unwilling to extend his loan deal.
“Of all the managers I’ve played under, and there have been quite a few, I think Pardew left one of the best first impressions and I’m sure he’ll be able to keep them up,” Doyle told The Guardian.
He’s got the right plan and right approach.”
Doyle will be hoping to help Wolves in their bid to return to the Premier League should he be in Kenny Jackett’s plans – they currently sit just one point outside of the Sky Bet Championship’s playoff places and take on Fulham in the FA Cup on Tuesday evening.