Silkmen Sign Irish Striker

  • Thu, Jan 25, 2007 @ 22:06

Former Republic of Ireland Under 21 international Robbie Doyle has joined Macclesfield Town.

The striker has signed a contract until the end of the season with the League Two club after a spell back in his homeland.

Doyle had featured for the likes of Bohemians and Bray Wanderers in Ireland after being released by Blackburn Rovers in 2005.

He could make his debut for Macclesfield in Saturday's game at Swindon Town and is looking forward to making an impact.

"It's great to get the chance to break back into English football with Macclesfield Town, and I'm grateful to the gaffer for giving me the chance to come over and train with the lads, and now sign a deal," Doyle told the club's official website.

"I'm looking forward to getting started and trying to win a place in the team, and hopefully score a few goals."

Macclesfield boss Paul Ince was happy to hand the forward a contract after impressing in a recent trial.

Ince said: "I am delighted that we have managed to get Robbie to sign for the rest of the season - he's been here training with us for the last couple of weeks and has impressed us."

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