Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Kevin Doyle has ruled out a possible return to Reading, insisting the only contact he has had with manager Brian McDermott is to wish him well for next season.
The Republic of Ireland international left the Royals for Wolves in 2009, but suffered relegation to the Championship this term after a disappointing campaign.
McDermott was influential in bringing the 28-year-old to Reading in 2005, when the now manager scouted him during his time with Cork City.
However, Doyle has ruled out a possible return to the Madejski Stadium following speculation linking him with a move back to the Premier League outfit.
"I don't think, personally, you should ever go back. Everyone says it's never the same," he told Sky Sports.
"My four years was brilliant and I wouldn't like to ruin that. Not that I've had the option, by the way. I've not spoken to Brian, just to wish him all the best.
"They've had brilliant success the last two years and they've come up this year.
"They've [got] enough strikers and players. Not that they're trying to, but they don't need me to do what they do. They'll be fine and I'm sure they'll do well next year."
Bayern overcome heartbreak of losing two finals in three seasons by beating Dortmund 2-1
Decision not to send off Bayern Munich defender Dante rankles with upbeat Dortmund boss
Heynckes becomes only the fourth manager to win the European Cup with two different teams
Dortmund striker could soon join German rivals and newly-crowned Champions League winners
Ten years on, the legends speak to FFT
Your questions answered by an A to Z of legends
75% of all TV is Bale
On the road to ruin
Nike CR7 IX for you
FourFourTwo is brought to you by Haymarket Consumer Media & FourFourTwo is part of Haymarket Sport
| International Licensing | © Haymarket Media Group 2010