Vital Football

Latest QPR News

One to Watch - Kevin Doyle

One to Watch - Kevin Doyle

Vital QPR`s Nik believes that Irish international striker Kevin Doyle will be Reading`s one to watch at the Madjeski Stadium on Saturday.

Having started his career at St Patrick`s Athletic, Doyle moved across Ireland to join Cork City. The forward enjoyed a successful time at Cork, reverting his position from right winger to striker. He had a very successful 2004-05 season, in which the striker found the net 17 times in just 15 games.

It was this successful season that alerted Reading to Doyle`s ability. They signed him up in June 2005, for a fee believed to be less than £100,000. Originally signed as a back-up striker, Doyle found himself thrown into the 'deep end` of the Championship sooner than expected after Dave Kitson suffered an injury.

The Irish international certainly stepped up to the plate, as he ended the season with 18 League goals, helping to fire Reading into the Premiership. Doyle`s form during Reading`s promotion season had in fact been so good, that various accolades were won. Doyle was named Reading FC player of the season, Championship Fans` player of the year, and was also named in the Championship team of the year by the PFA.

In the 2006-07 season, the 'Royals` adapted to life extremely well in the Premiership, eventually finishing 8th. Doyle once again played a key part in another successful season for Reading, grabbing 13 goals, including one after just 16 seconds at Sheffield United.

If Premiership success wasn`t enough for the striker, more glory was set to come his way, as he scored his first goal for Ireland against San Marino in November 2006. In early 2007, Doyle was named as the FAI young player of 2006.

The 2007-08 season proved to be less successful for both Doyle and Reading. Only six league goals were scored by the striker, as Reading were relegated on goal difference.

Despite his disappointing season, Doyle was heavily linked with a move to Aston Villa in the summer, and is still rumoured to be off to Villa Park in the January transfer window. However he has stayed put for now and Reading are most certainly reaping the benefits.

Doyle has started this season excellently, and has already scored nine League goals this season, more than anybody else. Reading currently find themselves 3rd in the League, and have already started to make the Madjeski Stadium a fortress, having won all six home games so far, scoring a mammoth 21 goals in the process.

Saturday`s fixture will arguably be the toughest test that Iain Dowie has faced as QPR manager so far, and there is no doubting that Doyle will be chomping at the bit to carry on his brilliant form. Damion Stewart and Fitz Hall will certainly have their work cut out come 5:20PM on Saturday.

We want to know YOUR thoughts!

To have your say you can comment in the space provided below, or chat about it on the forum.

TOP STORIES

Rangers In Their Rightful Place.

Cole - I Never Gestured.

Man of the Match - Radek Cerny.


Image Hosted by ImageShack.us



Share article via email
Writer:Boxer
Date:Friday October 24 2008
Time: 10:00AM

Comments

0
He'll be a real threat - but our defence has done OK
Boxer
24/10/2008 07:31:00
0
Who'll be our threat?!!
sandydl
24/10/2008 11:01:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of International Football News

Best of Vital Network

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Instant Reactions - Birmingham v QPR (16/12/17)

Following today's clash between Birmingham City and Queens Park Rangers, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Stats: Birmingham City v Queens Park Rangers

All the stats from Birmingham City (1) vs (2) Queens Park Rangers, St Andrew's, 16/12/17 Att: 20,107

Mackie To Serve A Suspension This Week - 15/12/17

Queens Park Rangers' James Mackie will be out of action this week as he serves an automatic suspension.

Officials - Birmingham v QPR (16/12/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Birmingham City and Queens Park Rangers this Saturday.

Queens Park Rangers Social Media

Queens Park Rangers Archived Articles

Vital QPR articles from

Have Your Say

Suggest an article
Suggest a poll
As featured on NewsNow:Queens Park Rangers newsQueens Park RangersNews 24/7

Site Journalists

Write for Vital QPR
Write For Vital QPR
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Smithies1%
Baptiste0%
Onuoha0%
Robinson57%
Wszolek0%
Scowen0%
Luongo0%
Freeman0%
Bidwell0%
Washington0%
Smith14%
Sub - Sylla0%
Sub - Osayi-Samuel0%
Sub - Hall28%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Uncredibale Hulk29
2.dustman10
3.jezza993
4.DMD_QPR3
5.danielqpr3
The Vital Football Members League