WANDERERS striker Eoin Doyle has joined Irish side St Patrick’s Athletic on a long-term contract.

Doyle was the Whites’ top scorer last season, finding the net 19 times as Ian Evatt’s men won promotion from League Two.

Wanderers have already bolstered their attacking options in the January window with the signing of Northern Ireland international Dion Charles from Accrington Stanley.

“Eoin was a fantastic signing for us who played a vital role in last season’s success,” said Evatt.

“He has continued to be an important player this season but this is an outstanding opportunity for him and we didn’t want to stand in his way.

“He can now prolong his career back in Ireland and, just as importantly for him, take his family back home.

“It also allows us to continue to evolve and keep pushing forward with our squad to make us stronger this season and beyond.

“We have already signed a proven goalscorer in Dion Charles and are looking to strengthen further during the January transfer window.”

Doyle arrived at the UniBol on a free transfer in the summer of 2020 after leaving Swindon Town.

The Irishman has scored eight goals in all competitions this term and was on target in the 2-1 defeat at Rotherham last weekend.

"I'm buzzing to be finally home and I'm happy to have joined such a big club," he told the Saints' website.

"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."

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