Bradford City have confirmed the return of striker Eoin Doyle from his loan spell at Swindon Town after they activated his recall clause today.
Doyle signed for Swindon on-loan in the summer and the striker had arrived looking to show his worth and repay his faith in Richie Wellens at the County Ground. He has done so emphatically in the first half of the season, playing 22 games in the league so far, scoring an immense 23 goals for the Robins this season.
The Bantams have ensured in-form striker Doyle returns to the club to help them towards their own promotion push and after firing Swindon Town to the top of League Two after 26 games, which thoroughly harms Wellens’ side’s prospects going forward.
Having moved away from Bradford, Bantams’ manager Gary Bowyer was left to play with their main senior strikers Clayton Donaldson, James Vaughan and Aramide Oteh, who haven’t yet proven that this loan was good business, especially when juxtaposed with the goal-scoring exploits of Doyle in a Swindon shirt this season.
Bowyer has moved fast to secure the services of Doyle to help their own promotion push for the rest of the season by recalling him to the Utilita Energy Stadium, the West Yorkshire club have confirmed.
— Bradford City AFC (@officialbantams) January 8, 2020
Speaking to the club’s official website, Bowyer was delighted to have Doyle back at the club already. He stated: “It is great to have Eoin back in the squad.
“To say he is bang in form would be an understatement and it is up to us to keep producing chances for him.
“He is a model professional, who looks after himself well. We look forward to seeing him scoring goals for us.
“He will be like a new signing and will fill the rest of lads with a lot of confidence.”
With this news sure to be music to the ears of Bradford fans after his tremendous stint at Swindon, we take a look at some of the reaction on Twitter from their fans…
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— Keirnan (@keirnantglyde) January 8, 2020
— Stefan (@M473O) January 8, 2020
Can you remember Bradford’s most recent January additions?
@BigJarvo78 this is massive mate, he's been on absolute fire for Swindon!
— Shaun (@LUFC1992_) January 8, 2020
Come on Doyle!! Get your head down and bang the goals in for us!!
— Craig Street (@cstreet80) January 8, 2020
Pressure's all on BowyerS now. If his goals dry up there's only one man to blame. #bcafc
— Lofty (@L_O_F_T_Y) January 8, 2020
If i was Bowyer i’d be sat down with Doyle and ask him how he wants us to play to get the best out of him. We have to play to his strengths & change our tactics to accommodate him for his run to continue
— George (@Liakon92) January 8, 2020
If only we had the players to create chances for him like Swindon have done.
Poor sod’s on a hiding to nothing coming back in with the style we are playing. #bcafc
— Brigadier Big Tash (@TheBigTash) January 8, 2020
Goal drought incoming!
— Truds (@21NilGaming) January 8, 2020
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— Cameron Atkinson (@cameron9199) January 8, 2020
Most people were happy to see him go I wasn't one of them I always said give him the service he needs and he will score goals this is now what we need to do, come on Eoin prove the doubters wrong oh yeh and me right 👍
— martin (@mfannon45) January 8, 2020