WANDERERS have wrapped up the signing of striker Eoin Doyle on a three-year contract.

Last year’s top scorer in League Two with 25 goals in 28 games for Swindon, the Irishman becomes Ian Evatt’s first new signing since taking over as head coach at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Doyle, 32, helped the Robins to promotion last season and has a scoring record of better than one in two at this level of football.

“I got a call from the gaffer when he got the job and I am delighted to be here,” he said.

“I played alongside him (at Chesterfield) and I know him well. I had kept an eye on what he did at Barrow and they far exceeded expectations, so I am very excited to be working for him.

“The style his teams play is good for me, personally, and I cannot wait to get going.”

Evatt was pleased to kick-off his summer recruitment with one of the most chased free agents on the market this summer.

Along with an offer to stay at Swindon, Salford City, Mansfield Town and even League One Sunderland are understood to have asked about the striker’s availability.

“I am over the moon that we have been able to sign Eoin and fight off competition from other clubs,” said the Wanderers boss.

“Eoin is a statement of intent by the club and is a player I know very well.

“He has many good qualities, both as a player and a person, and we are looking forward to getting started.”