Eoin Doyle has experienced four promotions during his career in English football – but he believes Bolton Wanderers’ ascent to Sky Bet League One at the weekend tops them all.
The Irishman scored his 19th goal of the season during the 4-1 victory at Crawley Town as Ian Evatt’s men ended the campaign in style.
He has previously helped Chesterfield, Portsmouth and Swindon Town climb out of their respective divisions but reckons the manner in which Wanderers achieved theirs trumps the others.
The hotshot said: “It feels amazing – it’s my best one yet, definitely, because of the way we did it. At one stage I think I would have just been happy to stay up.
“To turn it around and to do it so convincingly on the last day is just amazing.”
He revealed that the frustrating defeat against Exeter City on their home patch seven days earlier, spurred Wanderers on to get the job done after a huge turnaround in results since the start of 2021.
“Our performance was fuelled by the disappointment of that game,” he added.
“There were some harsh words said after the final whistle and Monday, Tuesday in training.
"We got to grips with it Thursday and Friday and I think it was the sharpest I have seen from us, everyone was at it desperate to get the job done.”
“I think we got here for about half one and it felt like we were waiting for about four hours for the game to start, we were desperate to get out there.
“You could see with the performance, straight on the front foot, then the early goal again in the second half, we made it comfortable."
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