Five League One clubs are keen on signing Preston North End striker Eoin Doyle, according to the Lancashire Post.

Preston are looking to sell the 30-year-old striker as he is not part of Alex Neil’s plans. However, he will be a man in demand over the summer after scoring 16 goals in all competitions on loan at Oldham Athletic this season.

Even though Doyle could not prevent Oldham from slipping into League Two, he was still very impressive for them this season and is likely to be playing back in League One in the next campaign.

The five clubs who are said to be interested are unnamed at this moment in time but it is no surprise that there will be a race to sign Doyle as he is a proven goal scorer at third tier level.

Doyle, who was born in Dublin, started his career in Ireland with spells at Shelbourne, Shamrock Rovers and Sligo Rovers before being signed by Hibernian in 2011. He spent two seasons in Scotland and was then brought to England by Chesterfield.

He was prolific for the Spirerites and scored 38 goals in 84 games for them. This form earned him a move to Cardiff City but his time with the Bluebirds was cut short when he was loaned to Preston for the 2015/16 season.

Preston signed him on a permanent deal in June 2016 and he has since been loaned out to Portsmouth and Oldham but could now be sold this summer.


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