Motherwell are ‘strongly considering’ a move for Drogheda United forward Mark Doyle, according to a report, as the Steelmen look at making another signing from across the Irish Sea after the capture of Bohemians’ Ross Tierney ahead of the transfer window opening in January.
According to the Irish Independent, Doyle is wanted by Motherwell as well a Irish sides St Patrick’s Athletic and Shelbourne with the 23-year-old eyed by Graham Alexander to bolster his forward line at Fir Park.
Doyle has hit 13 goals and four assists in 36 league games in the recently-finished Irish league season and he would join an ever-growing number of his countrymen to have made the move form the League of Ireland to the SPFL in the last 18 months.
The versatile Irishman can play right across the forward positions but is predominantly used wide on the left for Drogheda.
Doyle’s contract is up at the end of the year so Motherwell will be able to open talks with him immediately with a view to joining the Steelmen once the window opens on January 1.
Motherwell, St Mirren and Celtic have all dipped their toes into the Irish market recently while Dundee manager James McPake will attend this weekend’s FAI Cup final at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin as he looks for new players.
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