Wolves striker Kevin Doyle has committed himself to a long-term fight for promotion after missing out on the chance to play Champions League football.

The 29-year-old saw the tantalising prospect of a loan move to Celtic appear and then pass him by on the final day of the January transfer window as the Black Country club convinced him to stay.

Doyle admits that promotion this season is a forlorn hope with Wolves currently sitting in 21st place in the npower Championship table, just two points clear of the relegation zone.

However, he is hopeful that he can help them regain their Barclays Premier League status during what remains of his contract.

He said: "It's a very good club, Wolves, a very big club. The aim was to get back promoted.

"It's not going to happen this year now, but I still have two and a half years of my contract with Wolves and hopefully in that two and a half years, we can get ourselves promoted and back to the Premier League."

That said, Doyle admitted he was tempted when it appeared there was a chance he could spend the rest of the season at Parkhead.

He said: "Obviously. They are in a fantastic position, going into the Champions League last 16 and at the top of their league, and it would have been a great opportunity at a massive club for four or five months.

"But in the end, the chairman at Wolves convinced me that they wanted me to stay on, so it was as simple as that.

"Once the club decided I was staying, that was it, that was the end of it."