BRADFORD City are yet to declare interest in recalling League Two’s top goalscorer Eoin Doyle from Swindon Town in January – and the forward himself doesn’t believe his parent club will require his services during the second half of the season.

Doyle, 31, has become a fans’ favourite at the County Ground since joining on loan from Town’s League Two rivals Bradford in mid-August.

The Irishman was drafted in at quick notice after fellow on loan striker Jerry Yates was handed a three-match suspension following his sending off at Colchester in the Carabao Cup first round.

After netting 10 times in 12 League Two appearances under Richie Wellens, some supporters are concerned that fourth-placed Bradford will want the former Oldham forward to return to Valley Parade in the new year.

But Doyle told the Adver he is yet to receive any notice from his parent club regarding a return to Bradford in January.

And he has consequently prepared to spend the remainder of the season in Wiltshire.

He said: “I don’t think Bradford will recall me, it’s not something I think will happen – it hasn’t been thought about.

“My mind is here at Swindon for the season, that’s my plan.

“The team is great, and the players suit my style of play. I fancy myself as a player that can hang in the box and score the odd goal.

“I feel like I have the easy job out there compared to the rest of the team.

“They’re enthusiastic, and I think a lot of them will have great careers in the future.

“I’m enjoying my football at Swindon, and I’ve played under Richie (Wellens) before.

“So, when the opportunity came, I jumped at it.”

Doyle joined his manager Wellens on the STFC Community Foundation 3G pitch on Friday afternoon to promote the club’s Junior Takeover day when Walsall visit SN1 next Saturday.

Dozens of youngsters had their photo taken with the fourth tier’s top goalscorer while a lucky few teamed up with the Irishman in an all-action game of five-a-side – which Wellens also joined in with.

Next week’s visit of Walsall is free to attend for all under 11s, and various activities including the usual fanzone, penalty kick challenge, live music, selfie boards and the club’s own Rockin’ Robin will be on hand before kick-off.

Doyle added: “I have a six-year-old myself, so I’m used to kicking the ball around at this level.

“Everyone seems to be enjoying themselves, they’ve all got smiles on their faces and the ability of some players is surprising.

“I always enjoy seeing the kids’ faces when we walk out of the tunnel with them. They’ll be a few more next weekend at home, and hopefully we’ll be able to get them three points.”