EOIN Doyle said his family was the reason behind his move to League Two side Bolton.

Speaking exclusively to the Adver, the 32-year-old revealed the opportunity to pen a long-term contract closer to his Liverpool home was too good to turn down.

Doyle, who finished as top scorer as Swindon Town won the title, said: “It was a matter of realising that the best thing for my family’s sake and for my sake, trying to be a good dad, was to try and sign local to where we’re living.

“I’m a big family man, I do everything for them and it’s a matter of doing what’s better for them, as much as I would have loved to sign for the club (Town).

“It wasn’t really possible for the sake of my family.”

One of the big reasons was the length of time it took him to travel to and from Swindon.

He added: “I’m based in Liverpool and for me to drive to work in half an hour is a lot better than three-and-a-half hours, which is what was happening going to Swindon.

“Obviously I had to stay away from the family for two days each week. Friday and Saturday I wouldn’t see the kids until Sunday morning because of the time I was getting back after a game.

“I wouldn’t see them Tuesday, maybe I would on a Wednesday.”

The Irishman was last year’s leading scorer in League Two with 25 goals in 28 games for the club, including a run of 11 goals in 11 games.

His rich vein of form helped Swindon Town secure the League Two title and earned him the nickname ‘Ginger Pele’ from Town fans.