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Lennon eyeing up Doyle move

March 19, 2013
By ESPN staff

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has revealed he could be tempted to come back in the summer with a second bid for Wolves striker Kevin Doyle.

Kevin Doyle celebrates after scoring what proved to be the winner for Wolves
GettyImagesKevin Doyle is currently plying his trade in the Championship

Lennon was unsuccessful in his attempt to attract the 29-year-old to the Scottish Premier League during January’s transfer window.

However, with the possibility of Gary Hooper crossing the border for a move to the Premier League at the end of the season, Lennon sees Doyle as a perfect replacement for the club’s top scorer this term.

"I'm a big admirer of Kevin obviously - I tried to take him in January,” he is quoted as saying in several newspapers on Tuesday.

"I think he's a quality player. He is that all-round type of centre-forward that I really like. I can't talk about another club's player - I don't want to disrespect Wolves. But we wanted him."

And when asked about the chances of him lining up a summer move for the Ireland international, Lennon said: "I'll think about it."  

Meanwhile, the Celtic boss has confirmed that striker Anthony Stokes will remain at the club.

"Anthony is a very important player for us," Lennon said.