Former Hoop Eoin Doyle makes permanent switch back to Swindon Town

Thu, Jan 30 2020

Eoin Doyle Credit: Swindon Town

League Two side Swindon Town have confirmed the return of Eoin Doyle to the club on a permanent deal.

The former Shamrock Rovers and Sligo Rovers forward has signed a contract until the end of the season after spending the first half of the season on loan from Bradford City.

In that time, Doyle equalled club and football league records for goals in consecutive games for the Robins on his way to scoring 23 goals in 22 games for Swindon.

And despite making it clear he wanted to remain at Swindon, Doyle returned to his parent club Bradford – before re-joining Town on a permanent basis.

Speaking on news of the permanent deal, Swindon owner Lee Power said; “We’re delighted to have Eoin back.

“It’s been a long, hard negotiation to get him here, but I think I can speak for the whole football club and pretty much the whole of Wiltshire that everyone is really excited to see him back in a red shirt.

“I’d also like to put on record that my counterpart at Bradford, Julian Rhodes and the guys at Bradford, found themselves in an unprecedented situation and nothing would give me greater pleasure than both clubs getting promoted this season as I’ve always had a soft spot for the Bantams since my playing days.

“I look forward to seeing everyone at the County Ground on Saturday.”