Striker Eoin Doyle joins Cardiff City

Striker Eoin Doyle joins Cardiff City

STRIKER Eoin Doyle, who scored 32 goals in 69 appearances for Chesterfield, has joined Cardiff City.

Having impressed for Shamrock Rovers and Sligo Rovers Doyle went to Hibernian before being re-united with manager Paul Cook at Chesterfield.

The Spireites, with ex League of Ireland stars Doyle and Jay O’Shea effective, earned promotion to League One at the end of last season.

Having netted 25 goals this season for Chesterfield Doyle is hoping to make an impact with Russell Slade’s Cardiff.

“When I heard about Cardiff’s interest, I couldn’t ignore it,” Doyle said. “It was then a case of getting in the car and getting down here as quickly as I could. I’m really looking forward to getting going now and the challenge ahead.

“Now it’s about getting into the team – we’ve a lot of good strikers at the club already. Then it’ll be a case of contributing as much as I can and scoring a few goals to help us up the League.”

Doyle is expected to make his debut for Cardiff at Hillsborough on Saturday against Sheffield Wednesday. “I hope to be involved at the weekend and I know we’ll be going there for the three points,” Doyle said.

Keith Andrews, capped 35 times at senior level for Ireland, has inked a loan deal with MK Dons.  Earlier in his career Andrews had a stint with MK Dons scoring 21 times in 87 games.

Elsewhere Plymouth Argyle have completed a permanent move for the versatile Anthony O’Connor from Blackburn Rovers.

O’Connor can play at right back, centre half or in midfield, while former Ireland U17 captain Conor Clifford has left Southend for Conference challengers Barnet.