Swindon Town forward Eoin Doyle continued his hot streak in front of goal with a hat-trick in Swindon Town’s 4-0 win against Crawley Town on Saturday.
The 31-year-old has scored six goals in his past four appearances and thirteen goals in as many matches in League Two this season.
Doyle is currently leading the race for the golden boot by six goals and he’s also the highest goal scorer in the Football League.
He joined the club from Bradford City on a season-long loan in August and some supporters fear that Doyle could be recalled to the Valley Parade in January.
Fortunately, Doyle responded to those fears in an interview with the Swindon Advertiser, saying, “I don’t think Bradford will recall me, it’s not something I think will happen and it hasn’t been thought about. My mind is here at Swindon for the season, that’s my plan.”
The Irishman also added, “The team is great and the players suit my style of play. I’m enjoying my football at Swindon and I’ve played under Richie Wellens before. So when the opportunity came, I jumped at it.”
Doyle has also forged a telepathic striking partnership with Jerry Yates, who has scored seven goals in 13 league appearances. Yates joined The Robins from Rotherham United on a season-long loan six weeks before Doyle arrived at the County Ground.
Yates received a three-match ban in the 1st Round of the Carbao Cup and Wellens signed Doyle to fill the void. Wellens initially opted to field a three-man attack, consisting of two wingers and one striker. But he’s subsequently chosen to pair both Yates and Doyle together and the results have been spectacular!
Swindon are the joint top goal scorers in League Two with 26 goals and Doyle and Yates have been accountable for roughly 77% of them. The Robins moved into 5th place with their second successive league win at Crawley and they’re now only three points adrift of league leaders Crewe Alexandra.
They host Walsall next at the County Ground at 3pm on Saturday and will be hoping to close the gap even further in their quest for promotion to the third-tier.