Oldham Athletic have brought back Preston North End’s Eoin Doyle to the club on loan until the end of the season as confirmed by the official website.

The 29-year-old striker had signed for Oldham on loan at the start of the season and he turned out to be one of the signings of the summer. He would score 14 goals in 21 appearances and impressed many during that period with some reports suggesting that Oldham’s Sky Bet League One rivals were going to try and sign him during this transfer window.

However Doyle and Oldham suffered a cruel blow when the player suffered a blood clot in December. This caused Preston to recall him and it seemed unlikely that he would be heading back to the Latics. But they were able to persuade him to come back to the club and he has penned a deal that will keep him there until the end of the season. However Oldham fans are going to have to wait for a while to see Doyle play again as this blood clot will keep him out until March.

Doyle has played all across the EFL ever since he signed for Chesterfield back in 2013. He helped the Spireites get promoted to Sky Bet League Two during his time in North Derbyshire and that earned him a big move to Cardiff City. That move did not work out though and he soon ended up at Preston. This would be a mixed spell however and after successful loan spell with Portsmouth he would sign for Oldham this summer.

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