EOIN Doyle looks set to turn down the chance to stay at Swindon Town.

The Adver’s sister paper, The Bolton News, is reporting the 32-year-old hitman is on the verge of penning a contract with Bolton Wanderers.

Nicknamed ‘Ginger Pele’ by the Town faithful, Doyle plundered 25 goals for Town as they clinched the Sky Bet League Two title last season.

His short-term deal – signed when Doyle joined the club permanently from Bradford City in January – expired at the end of the season and there has been plenty of interest in his services from elsewhere.

Bolton, relegated to English football’s fourth tier, last week appointed Doyle’s former Chesterfield teammate Ian Evatt as head coach.

“We have made Eoin Doyle two offers now,” Town manager Richie Wellens told BBC Radio Wiltshire on Saturday.

“The first one he didn’t feel was acceptable, which I understand, and we’ve now made him a second offer. We will wait and see.

“We can only pay what we can pay in the current market.”

When pressed at the supporters’ club’s player of the year awards ceremony last week, Doyle was non-committal on his future in Wiltshire.

He told presenter Vic Morgan: “I’ve had conversations with the club (Town) but I think it’s unfair for anybody to commit to anything at the moment because nobody knows what will happen.

“The club has gone four or five months with no income, there’s no date for the start of next season and there is rumours of salary caps. Once all that gets sorted there will be a stronger conversation to be had between myself and the club.

“The security of the club is more important than Eoin Doyle at the minute.”