Spireites: Striker set for Chesterfield switch

Hearts' Marius Zaliukas (back) and Hibernian's Eoin Doyle battle for the ball during the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match at Easter Road, Edinburgh. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday August 12, 2012. See PA story SOCCER Hibernian. Photo credit should read: Chris Clark/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Hearts' Marius Zaliukas (back) and Hibernian's Eoin Doyle battle for the ball during the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match at Easter Road, Edinburgh. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday August 12, 2012. See PA story SOCCER Hibernian. Photo credit should read: Chris Clark/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
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Eoin Doyle is expected at Chesterfield this week to complete his move from Scottish Premier League side Hibernian.

The forward turned down the chance to stay at Easter Road in favour of reuniting with Spireites chief Paul Cook, who he played under at Sligo Rovers.

Dublin-born Doyle, 25, played his last game for Hibs in Sunday’s Scottish Cup final defeat to Celtic.

He had a header well saved by Fraser Forster from Ryan McGovern’s left-wing delivery with the scores still goalless.

Gary Hooper’s double helped Celtic to a 3-0 win at Hampden Park.

Doyle played a significant part in getting Hibs to the final by scoring the equaliser in the 4-3 comeback win against Falkirk.

He found the back of the net 11 times in 41 appearances during the last campaign and will sign a two-year deal at the Proact Stadium.

The former Shelbourne and Shamrock Rovers man, who signed for Sligo in July 2009 and went on to represent the club 84 times, is understood to be looking ahead to the new challenge.

Known to play on either flank, he became a revelation when moved up front during the 2010/11 season.

He helped Sligo to the Irish FA Cup under the guidance of the current Chesterfield manager.

He went on to score 25 goals for Sligo during that season to break a long standing 74-year club record.

His stay came to an end when Hibs manager Pat Fenlon snapped him up on a free in December of that year.

Doyle, who had attracted interest from fellow SPL side Aberdeen and Ipswich Town, put pen to paper on an 18-month contract at Hibs.

Following Sunday’s defeat to Celtic, he told the Daily Record: “It was disappointing not to come away with a winner’s medal at the end but I’ve no regrets over the 18 months.”