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Bradford City: Club must sell Eoin Doyle in the summer in order to rebuild

Bradford City: Club must sell Eoin Doyle in the summer in order to rebuild

Bradford City’s nightmare season in League One is nearly over.

Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Charlton Athletic saw them edge ever closer to relegation to the fourth tier with games quickly running out for Gary Bowyer to launch a miraculous recovery.

In a campaign which has produced very little in terms of things to cheer for the Bantams faithful, the form of Eoin Doyle has at least brought an element of positivity to Valley Parade.

The forward has scored 10 goals this season in a side which has struggled throughout to provide an attacking outlet and is one of just a few players who could easily earn a place in League One elsewhere next season. With this in mind, it could be beneficial if Bradford cash in on the 31-year-old as it would provide them funds to rebuild their squad for the 2019/20 campaign.

Doyle’s contract with the Bantams runs out in 2020 (via Transfermarkt) which means that any interest from elsewhere will require a fee to be paid.

Although selling a player as influential as Doyle could potentially backfire on the Bantams, it is incredibly clear that the club needs to make wholesale changes to a squad which has been utterly terrible in League One.

Bowyer will also want to put his own stamp on the Yorkshire-based outfit having taken over as boss in March and so it wouldn’t be at all surprising if he decides to launch a complete overhaul when the transfer window opens in July.

In what is set to be one of the most important periods in recent history for Bradford, it is important that they build a team that is capable of promotion or they could find themselves spending a prolonged period in League Two for the second time in the last ten years.

What do you think Bantams fans? Should Bowyer sacrifice Doyle to rebuild in the summer? Or should the striker stay at Valley Parade? Get in touch below.

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