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Doyle determined to live up to Wolves price-tag

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy is delighted with his record signing Kevin Doyle's impact this season.

Doyle grabbed his third goal of the season to set up Wolves' impressive 1-1 draw at Everton, a game where they arguably did enough to have won.

McCarthy said: "Doyle has been a 'signature' signing of the summer, our big signing. And he has proved to be worth every single penny of the money we paid.

"He is a terrific player and has started to score goals. There will be more, I am delighted with him."

Doyle was upset with the eventual outcome, saying: "We created a lot of chances, played 4-4-2 and looking very positive with me and Sylvan (Ebanks-Blake) back together.

"He has finally got himself fit and he had chances, sooner or later they will go in. Ronald Zubar was great on his Premier League debut at the back, and Wayne was terrific in goal. But he has been all season.

"We are disappointed with the draw, but that surely is a good thing when you are at an intimidating place like Everton. I'm pleased with my start at Wolves. But I missed a lot of pre-season due to an operation and then missed the first few games of the campaign.

"But I'm fit and beginning to play OK. Wolves spent a lot of money on me and now I am able to start repaying them for that.

"It is good to be feeling sharp and getting goals. We have done better against the bigger teams and a point at Everton - who finished fifth last season - underlines how we are improving."

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