Gary O’Neil will have been delighted with how the Matheus Nunes sale ended up benefiting Wolves.

The £53 million move of Wolves‘ Portuguese midfielder not only enabled them to finally bring some players to the club.

But it also saw Manchester City sanction a loan for Tommy Doyle, which sees Old Gold have a £4.3m option to buy.

Doyle arrives as a highly exciting acquisition, one who impressed many during his loan last season.

Spending last year on loan at Sheffield United where he played a huge role in securing their promotion.

At just 21, he seemed destined to make the next step up, which is what a move to Molineux represents.

Gary O’Neil has been discussing his excitement…

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O’Neil backs Doyle to impress

Express and Star have been speaking with O’Neil about Doyle ahead of this weekend’s game which could be Doyle’s first opportunity for a debut.

He explained that he sees Doyle will be able to deal with the pressure of top flight football.

“It won’t be a big shock to Tommy, whereas it might be to some 21-year-olds who haven’t been on the same journey as him and may find that a huge step up.

“I know Tommy will be able to handle that, and playing in the Premier League and he knows what it means – he’ll be ready for all of that.

“Also, there’s his quality, what he is as well and how hard he’s willing to work and how he’s willing to sacrifice himself for the team at times.

“So he’s a really good human being with good quality and some league experience for a young age which gives us an opportunity for him to be able to progress but it also means there’s a real use for him and he can help us right now as well.”

Does he start against Liverpool?

A revamped Liverpool midfield will be a difficult task for Wolves at Molineux on Saturday afternoon.

Doyle will probably be now hoping to make his first outing as a Wolves player, however we think a start comes too early.

With Liverpool’s defensive absentees, there could be a chance for wolves to pick-up points, and therefore to give themselves the best chance of doing so, a team who have played before would be best.

Doyle will probably be involved at some point, but a start against this level opposition probably comes too early.

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