Irish striker Eoin Doyle signs for Bolton Wanderers

Sat, Jul 11 2020

Eoin Doyle in action during his time with Sligo Rovers. Credit: Ed Scannell (ETPhotos)

The Dubliner has become Bolton Wanderers’ Head Coach Ian Evatt’s first new signing after landing a three-year deal at the University of Bolton Stadium.

The ex-Sligo and Shamrock Rovers marksman was in demand after a remarkable season which saw him score 25 goals in 28 games helping Swindon to promotion to League 1.

Speaking to the 32-year-old cited Bolton’s manager and style of play as reasons why he chose to join ‘The Trotters’ “I got a call off the gaffer when he got the job and I’m delighted to be here.

“I played alongside him and I know him well. I kept an eye on what he did at Barrow and they far exceeded expectations, so I’m very excited to be working for him.

‘’I came from a club (Swindon) where they played a similar style to how the gaffer wants to play here. It’s good for me personally on the pitch and it’s a system that suits how I like to play, I can’t wait to get going.’’

Bolton find themselves in the fourth tier of English football for the first time in 30 years for the 2020/2021 season and Evatt believes this coup will help in their bid for promotion “I am over the moon that we have been able to sign Eoin and fight off competition from other clubs.

“Eoin is a statement of intent by the club and is a player I know very well.

“He has many qualities both as a player and as a person, and we are looking forward to getting started.”

Doyle will be looking to add to his impressive 39 goals in 89 games at League Two level when the new season restarts.