- Friday January 7th, 2022 @ 18:30
Doyle Signs For The Saints!
St Patrick's Athletic are delighted to announce the signing of Eoin Doyle from Bolton Wanderers.
The striker has signed a long-term contract at Richmond Park this morning and will link up Manager Tim Clancy and his new team-mates over the weekend.
The 33-year-old has scored over 160 goals in almost 500 senior appearances across his career so far in Ireland, Scotland and England.
The former FAI Cup winner netted for the final time in English football in Bolton Wanderers' 2-1 defeat at Rotherham in League 1 last Saturday.
I'm delighted, I'm buzzing to be finally home and I'm happy to have joined such a big club. I've got a very good relationship with the manager (Tim Clancy), we go back a bit having played together, we speak quite frequently. I got a phone call from the owner (Garrett Kelleher) and everything moved really quickly so I'm delighted to get it over the line.
"I've had interest from elsewhere but having spoken to Tim and Garrett, they've got big plans for the club going forward and that's something I want to be a part of."
Eoin is looking forward to moving back home to Dublin with his family and is aiming to "score lots of goals" in the League of Ireland:
"It was a huge decision for me and coming home was a major factor, I've always been a big fan of the league, and looked out for the results of the clubs I've played at and Tim's results at Drogheda etc. I didn't want to come back when I was too old when I couldn't add any value to the team, it was important for me to come back and try have some success."
Manager Tim Clancy added:
It's a really exciting signing for us, if you look at Eoin's career, he has consistently scored goals at various level, I'm delighted to get the signing over the line.
I'd know Eoin very well from our time together at Hibs, we've kept in touch and it came up in conversation, and when I learned there was interest from Eoin's end I spoke to the Chairman and I'm delighted he was able to get it done."
Doyle will wear in the number 9 jersey.
Watch the full interviews with Eoin Doyle and Tim Clancy on our YouTube channel and see his first photos as a Super Saint on the Sportsfile and Inpho Sports websites.