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Swindon secure permanent deal for attacker



Swindon Town have secured the services of striker Eoin Doyle on a permanent deal, bringing the 31-year-old back to The County Ground for a second spell.

The striker joined in the summer on loan from Bradford City, and he netted 23 goals in 23 games across all competitions as he helped fire the League Two Robins to the top of the table as they battle for promotion with the likes of Exeter City and Plymouth Argyle.

The Irishman was recalled from his loan spell by Bradford at the start of the month, and he made four appearances for the Bantams without finding the net before being deemed surplus to requirements and being allowed to leave for good.

Swindon chairman 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.

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

Doyle isn’t the only player returning to Swindon in the past couple of days, as fellow striker Jerry Yates returned from Rotherham United earlier on in the week as the Robins aim for the league title and promotion to League One.

Both strikers could make their second debuts for the club tomorrow, when Swindon host second-placed Exeter in what will be a tough encounter.

The Verdict

Doyle rejoining Swindon will give the Robins a massive boost, as they can begin to dream of locking down an automatic promotion place.

The striker will add a clinical threat up front for the Robins, and will also be able to link back up with Yates in a partnership that will scare most League Two defences if the pair are used up front together again.

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