In-form striker, Eoin Doyle, has been recalled to parent club Bradford following a very successful spell with League 2 leaders Swindon Town.

The former Sligo Rovers and Shamrock Rovers frontman has been in scintillating form throughout the first half of the season, scoring an incredible 23 league goals for the Robins.

Bradford are currently fourth in the table, six points off the league leaders, with just goal-difference separating Gary Bowyer's side from a place in the automatic promotion places.

And the manager believes that Doyle's return is akin to a new signing with the Dubliner set to train with his Bradford team-mates on Thursday ahead of Saturday's clash with Crawley Town.

"It is great to have Eoin back in the squad," said Bowyer.

"To say he is bang in form would be an understatement and it is up to us to keep producing chances for him.

"He is a model professional, who looks after himself well. We look forward to seeing him scoring goals for us.

"He will be like a new signing and will fill the rest of lads with a lot of confidence."

Swindon, on the other hand, were understandably appreciative of Doyle's contribution in the first half of the season

"Don't be sad because it's over, let's just be happy that it happened," the club tweeted from their official account. "Thank you for your service, Ginger Pele."