An eye-catching summer capture following an unprecedented season in front of goal for Swindon Town, new signing Eoin Doyle spoke to bwfc.co.uk following his move to the University of Bolton Stadium.
A former teammate of Head Coach Ian Evatt’s from their time together on the pitch at Chesterfield, the 32 year-old touched on the part his new boss played in bringing him to Bolton and how the much talked about style of play will suit his game.
‘’The move has been a bit of a work in progress. I got a phone call off the gaffer when he got the job and he wanted to get it over the line. I’m delighted to be here.
‘’The gaffer played a big part in me deciding to come to Bolton. I obviously played with him at Chesterfield and I kept an eye on how he was doing at Barrow – he did an unbelievable job there and far exceeded the expectations. I’m excited to work 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.’’
Ian Evatt has previously spoken about wanting to elevate the club from a level he feels it shouldn’t be at and Doyle recognises that whilst aiming to score the goals to help the club achieve success.
‘’With the size of the club, it shouldn’t be down here in League Two, but it is. Hopefully I can play a big role, score goals and help the club get back up the leagues.
‘’The club has a great stadium and a great fan base. I’m coming here after a great season at Swindon, but this is a great place to play football and I’m hoping to contribute with goals and if we can achieve what we want to achieve and earn promotion then that would be a big bonus.’’
The Dublin-born forward isn’t unfamiliar with the North West of England having played for Preston North End and Oldham Athletic, and whilst the geography suits Doyle in terms of the location of his family home he insisted he was sold by the Football Club’s ambitious project.
‘’I’ve played in the North West before so I know all about the size of the club. I live locally as well, geography always helps; and the gaffer very much sold me on the project of what he’s trying to build at this football club.
‘’The fans will definitely see me tired come the end of a game because I give it my all when I’m out there. Hopefully I’ll be able to help the lads, and the help the team with a few goals to help us be successful. I’ll definitely work my socks off to try and achieve something here.’’