Republic of Ireland striker Kevin Doyle aims to stay in Martin O’Neill’s plans despite getting ready to begin a new chapter in his career with Colorado Rapids in the MLS.
Doyle will see out the rest of the season with Wolves in the Championship before joining up with the American club on 1 July.
And the 31-year-old says he is not worried about dropping off the radar when he joins the league where national team captain Robbie Keane has already won three titles in four seasons.
Asked if he was concerned about being out of sight, the former Reading forward told RTÉ Sport: “I hope not. My plan is to stay available.
“The league is on TV now with SKY [SPORTS]. Hopefully, I’ll keep in sight and in mind and if you go well, there should be no problems. My aim is to try and stay involved as long as I can.”
Doyle, who will hope to win his 62nd cap on Sunday when Ireland play Poland in a EURO 2016 qualifier in Dublin (7.45pm, Live on RTÉ2), also revealed that he, along with the rest of the squad, get regular updates from skipper Keane on the state of the game in the US.
“When he’s come back I always asked him about the MLS and he’s been full of praise whenever any of us have spoken to him,” said Doyle.
“It’s not done him any harm, he’s pushed on and won trophies out there and done really well.
“Even since I’ve signed, the amount of people who’ve been in touch and players [who think] it seems to be more of an option now than in the past.”
"I’ll keep in sight and in mind and if you go well, there should be no problem"
Doyle was also quized about his future plans in light of numerous ex- Ireland internationals now playing in the league of Ireland, Damien Duff being the latest to confirm his intention to return home.
“You never know, other lads have done it,” said Doyle, who had spells with St Patrick’s Athletic and Cork City.
“I’ve not thought that far ahead, stranger things have happened.”