Kevin Doyle in plea for patience

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Kevin Doyle today warned it could be several months before fans see the best of Wolves' foreign legion.

Powerful midfielder Tongo Doumbia has been an ever-present in the Championship and winger Slawomir Peszko has been involved in every game since his arrival.

Wideman Bakary Sako, who scored two goals in his first two games, and fellow flanker Razak Boukari made their home debuts in Sunday's 2-1 win over Leicester.

But striker Bjorn Sigurdarson and centre-back Georg Margreitter have yet to start in the league, while the latter has not yet appeared in the Championship.

Sigurdarson has been hit by niggling injuries, while Margreitter endured a bruising welcome to English football at Northampton in the Capital One Cup and has been forced into a watching brief behind in-form duo Roger Johnson and Christophe Berra.

Sigurdarson could be set to make his first Championship start at Ipswich tomorrow if three-goal striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake fails to shake off a tight hamstring which forced him off at the weekend.

But, even if he does, vice-captain Doyle believes it is going to take time for them all to reach peak standard.

"We've got three new wide players and a new central midfielder, so it's all work in progress," said Doyle, who turned 29 today.

"We've got lads living in hotels trying to learn English and it will probably be a few months before you see the best of them.


"It's been difficult for them with the travelling and trying to get cars and getting used to the language, so they will all only get better.

"But they're doing reasonably well, and getting a win makes the feeling around the place better."

Meanwhile, Doyle is trying to make up for lost time in his partnership with Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

"We've both been here for a good few years but we haven't really played together very much," he said. "It should get better and better."

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