EOIN Doyle has laughed off the prospect of facing the Bantams on his Bolton debut.

The Irishman finished League Two’s top scorer last season as he spearheaded Swindon to promotion before joining the Lancashire club in the summer.

Doyle netted 11 times in City’s relegation campaign in 2019 and this will be the first time he has faced his former employers since completing a permanent exit at the end of January.

Speaking to our sister paper the Bolton News, Doyle said: “We were out training when the (Carabao Cup) draw was made and the gaffer came out to tell us who we got – and you could tell he was directing it straight at me.

“I suppose with no fans it spares me getting booed every time I touch the ball.

“Despite everything that happened there I made some good friends and it will be nice to see them again but in terms of the game, I can’t lie, I’ll be looking to score.

“They are another club who will feel they should be playing further up the pyramid. You look at the fanbase they have got, it’s a big club.

“I know from experience that Valley Parade can be a cauldron. I hope when the fixtures come out that we get a chance to play there when the fans will be allowed back in because I’m sure the place will be rocking.”