Michael Doyle

Position: Central Midfielder

Age: 36 *

At Club Since: July 2017

Total Club League Appearances (Goals): 267(22) *

There’s always an urge in every transfer window among fans to see former favourites return to the club, rarely does it happen. With our current manager a former favourite, the talk of ex-players re-signing for the club has been especially rife over recent weeks. It seemed inevitable we’d see a former face or two back at the club this summer, in the event, we’ve got a soon-to-be 36 year-old Michael Doyle.

A player who split opinion during his lengthy previous spell, Doyle was a hard-working and aggressive midfielder, but one perceived to be lacking in technical quality. Since leaving the club, Doyle has forged a niche for himself as the kind of tough-tackling and determined midfielder that should be the staple for any lower-league side. On the face of it, he is just the signing we need ahead of a challenging first season in League Two. However, he’s at a very advanced age and you have to question whether he’ll last the course of a full season, were he to be first-choice.

*As of 19/08/2017