Oldham Athletic have signed Eoin Doyle on loan from Preston North End until January as confirmed by the club website.

The 29-year-old striker started his career in the Republic of Ireland but finally got his big break in England when he made a move to Chesterfield. He was one of the key reasons the Spireites were promoted to Sky Bet League One and his goals also meant they were a surprise qualifier for the play-offs the following season. Since then he has played for Cardiff City before moving onto Preston after a successful loan spell.

Doyle however fell out of the first team and ended up going out on loan to Portsmouth last season, helping another team to get promoted from Sky Bet League Two. He will once again be heading out on a temporary deal after signing for Oldham, a team he obviously impressed after scoring against them in the EFL Cup last season. He will be at Boundary Park until January 1st, meaning he will need to impressive if he wants to stay in that part of Lancashire.

For Oldham, the signing of Doyle is a great sign that they won’t just be battling against relegation like they have been in the last few years. However there is a lot that Doyle will need to do to make sure that doesn’t happen as the Latics are currently 23rd in the league and are yet to pick up a single point this season. He could make his debut in their next match against Charlton Athletic.

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