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Kevin Doyle declared fit for Wolves

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Wolves striker Kevin Doyle has handed manager Mick McCarthy a massive boost by being declared fit to return against Chelsea.

Wolves striker Kevin Doyle has handed manager Mick McCarthy a massive boost by being declared fit to return against Chelsea.

The Republic of Ireland international has missed the last four games with a torn thigh muscle.

But Doyle is in Wolves' squad to face the champions at Molineux tomorrow and could start.

McCarthy said: "My real plus is that Karl Henry trained today and might be involved on Saturday at Doncaster, Kevin Doyle is fit and he will be involved tomorrow and that Jody Craddock has trained."

The manager added "there might be a surprise tomorrow" but remained poker-faced as to whether it was another player being fit as well as Doyle.

He said: "Getting all those players back is a huge help to me, because replacing those in the window would just be impossible for me to do.

"Getting my players back would be my biggest boost in the window."

Midfielder Henry has missed the last six games with torn medial knee ligaments, while Craddock has been out for 13 matches with a thigh problem.

McCarthy also denied bidding £500,000 for Barnsley winger Adam Hammill, but has the former Liverpool youngster, who has scored eight goals this season, on his radar along with several other clubs.

The Wolves boss added: "I was there at Barnsley watching the game yesterday, but I haven't bid for him or anyone else for that matter."

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