Swindon Town's star striker Eoin Doyle has signed for League Two side Bolton Wanderers on a three-year deal.

He was last year’s top scorer in League Two with 25 goals in 28 games for the club.

The 32-year-old helped Town to promotion last season and has a scoring record of better than one in two at this level of football.

He had an offer to stay at the club but manager Richie Wellens told BBC Wiltshire earlier this week that the club couldn't match other deals.

The club said on Twitter: "We'd like to thank the Ginger Pele for his service this season. 

"He came to SN1. Bagged 25 goals. Helped us to the title. And captured our hearts. 

"He leaves us with nothing but our very best wishes."

The Irishman becomes Ian Evatt’s first new signing since taking over as head coach at the University of Bolton Stadium.

“I got a call from the gaffer when he got the job and I am delighted to be here,” he said.

“I played alongside him (at Chesterfield) and I know him well. I had kept an eye on what he did at Barrow and they far exceeded expectations, so I am very excited to be working for him.

“The style his teams play is good for me, personally, and I cannot wait to get going.”

Evatt was pleased to kick-off his summer recruitment with one of the most chased free agents on the market this summer.

Along with an offer to stay at Swindon, Salford City, Mansfield Town and even League One Sunderland are understood to have asked about the striker’s availability.

“I am over the moon that we have been able to sign Eoin and fight off competition from other clubs,” said the Wanderers boss.

“Eoin is a statement of intent by the club and is a player I know very well.

“He has many good qualities, both as a player and a person, and we are looking forward to getting started.”