Doyle takes positives from break
Hibernian striker Eoin Doyle hopes to continue where he left off when the Clydesdale Bank Premier League resumes following the international break.
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The Irishman netted in three successive matches to take Hibs up to second behind Celtic in the SPL table ahead of Saturday's clash with Ross County in Dingwall.
Hibs' position is in stark contrast to recent seasons, when the Edinburgh club have been toiling towards the foot of the standings.
Doyle believes the mentality of the squad is such that the hiatus will be far from detrimental to Hibs' aspirations.
Doyle said: "For me personally I was in good form, so I didn't really want to stop.
"When you're in good form and you're getting good results you want to keep going, but I think we've got a good character base in the team and the squad.
"The rest was something that was needed across the team. Everyone was working really hard, so I'm sure it will be a benefit to us."
Manager Pat Fenlon has made numerous changes since being installed as manager almost a year ago.
Doyle, who joined in January, added: "It's a different dressing room and a lot of players have come and gone. What the gaffer has assembled now seems to be clicking well.
"It's a good dressing room, everyone's in it for each other and it seems to be paying off.
"We're up there near the top of the table and we want to stay up there."
County are new to the top flight, having been promoted last term, and are managed by Derek Adams, who had a spell as Hibs assistant boss recently.
"We know what they're all about, but hopefully we can get a result," Doyle added.
The 24-year-old means a second away win of the season.
He is eager to return to the field of play, having watched his native Republic of Ireland beaten 6-1 by Germany in Dublin last Friday.
He said: "I went home to see my family for the weekend. I went to the Ireland game - I wish I hadn't.
"It was a bit of a nightmare. It was hard to look at them (Germany) when they're battering the team you love. It didn't go well for me."