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9 January 2020

It has been a frantic start to 2020 within Sky Bet League Two and here are some of the stories dominating the opening nine days -

Robins Lose Top Goalscorer Doyle

Bradford City have recalled the top scorer in the English Football League, Eoin Doyle, from his season-long loan at Swindon Town.

He has netted 23 goals in 22 league games this season and scored in 11 consecutive matches from October to December.

Swindon are top of the table, six points above Bradford and Doyle said last month that he hoped to see out the campaign with the Wiltshire outfit.

Bantams’ manager Gary Bowyer told the club website: “To say he is bang in form would be an understatement and it is up to us to keep producing chances for him.”

Doyle, 31, is out of contract with Bradford at the end of the season and has scored 11 league goals in 46 games for them.

 

Salford Gain Extra Financial Boost

Shareholders at Salford City have invested an additional £2.5m into the club, in an attempt to get them promoted to League One.

The Ammies, who’ve attained four promotions in five seasons, have also rebuilt their ground, Moor Lane, to align with standards set by the EFL.

Class of 92’ teammates, David Beckham, Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt all have stakes in the Manchester-based outfit.

 

McDonald Pens New Deal At Walsall

Walsall have agreed an 18-month contract extension with winger Wes McDonald, with the club eight points from a play-off position.

He’s played a huge part in the club's upturn in form that they are enjoying - scoring or assisting seven goals in his last eight league appearances.

The Saddlers have lost just one of their last nine league matches and haven’t been defeated this season when McDonald has scored, which has happened five times in 2019/20.

"He's become a fans favourite. If he continues to improve, then we'll have one hell of a player on our hands” said boss Darrell Clarke.

 

Newport County Sign Waters

Striker Billy Waters has joined Newport County on a loan deal for the rest of the season from Northampton Town.

He’s played 13 times this campaign, with the 25-year-old having previously played for clubs such as Cheltenham Town and Crewe Alexandra.

"I’m buzzing to have signed and happy at how fast it was all sorted. I’m raring to play” said Walters.

Newport manager Michael Flynn added: “It is great news having Billy in. I have watched him play for a number of years now.”


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