Wolves striker Kevin Doyle today said he wants to leave Molineux with his head held high after the summer transfer window failed to deliver him a move.
The Ireland international admitted his future was in the air following the club’s back-to-back relegations from the Premier League to League One.
But he remained with Kenny Jackett’s side and insisted he is now focused on putting right the wrongs of the last two years.
And he said none of the interested clubs ever made him a concrete offer to give him a serious dilemma.
“There were bits and pieces and opportunities, but nothing that went anywhere or became a ‘what should I do?’ situation,” he said.
“A lot goes through your mind during the summer and I had to make some decisions. It’s about sticking around and trying to have a positive year.
“If I do leave this club in years to come I want to do it with my head held high instead of going now when maybe it might be the easier thing to do.
“In the short term, it’s League One – but in the more medium term it could be different.
“If I look back in years to come when my career is over, would I prefer the achievement of sticking at it and trying to help this club get back up the divisions or jumping ship and perhaps ending up in another dogfight?
“In the long run I am hoping I will get more satisfaction from trying to put right some of the wrongs of the last few years.”
Doyle insisted he is happy to still be at Molineux after deadline-day interest from Leicester failed to turn into a concrete offer. There were also bids from Celtic earlier in the window.
The 29-year-old said: “I’ve been speaking to the club all the way through.
“We’ve come from the Premier League to League One in two years and the contracts we signed weren’t envisaged to be in this situation.
“For that reason it was an open summer for me and for the club.
“They were very honest with me and said they’d like to keep me, but also had to be mindful of the financial aspect.
“Unless it was something that was the right move for me I was very happy where I am.
“The door was kept open for me to stay by the club. The gaffer spoke to me and said he would like to keep me if he could.
“I’m enjoying the challenge of hopefully getting this club back to a position where everyone can be proud of it again.”