‘This is a mistake,’ ‘What a result!!’ – These divided Bradford City fans react as striker joins League Two rivals

Bradford City striker Eoin Doyle has joined League Two rivals Swindon Town on a season-long loan.

The thirty-one-year-old will once again link up with Richie Wellens who he worked under at Oldham Athletic in a successful loan spell during the 2017/18 campaign that saw him score sixteen goals in thirty-four outings across all competitions.

Doyle joined the Bantams from Preston last summer following his impressive stint at Boundary Park, but his return of eleven League One goals from forty-four outings was unable to prevent their relegation to League Two.

He’s featured in all three Bradford City fixtures so far this season but subject to the usual clearances he could make his debut for the Robins when they visit Exeter City tomorrow.

Judging by the reaction to the news on social media, Doyle is a player that divides fan opinion. Many Bantams supporters were glad to see the back of him while some thought letting him go to a potential rival for promotion was a mistake. Others expressed concern that his departure left manager Gary Bowyer with limited forward options and hoped the news meant the club had a replacement lined up.

Here is a selection of Twitter responses to the short and sweet announcement on the club’s official website that Doyle was leaving.

 

 

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