Eoin Doyle is no stranger to achieving promotion in his football career - but he believes the way Bolton Wanderers achieved it out of League Two made it the best of his career so far.

The Irishman picked up his fourth promotion in English football over the weekend as Wanderers sealed passage back to the third tier of English football.

He has previously been promoted out of League Two on three other occasions, with Chesterfield, Portsmouth and last season with Swindon Town when the table was decided on a points per game basis due to the campaign being ended early because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Doyle was also top scorer in League Two last campaign and ended the 2020/21 campaign with 19 strikes and was second only to Cambridge United's Paul Mullin.

And though Doyle is familiar with the feeling of promotion, he believes reaching League One with Wanderers tops the lot due to the nature of the way it was achieved.

Bolton were in the lower echelons of the division at the start of the year, but ended it in the top three which included a run of going 14 games unbeaten.

And the marksman believes the loss the previous weekend to Exeter City helped fuel the 4-1 victory over Crawley Town which confirmed Bolton's place back in League One.

He said: “It feels amazing – it’s my best one yet, definitely, because of the way we did it. At one stage I think I would have just been happy to stay up.

“To turn it around and to do it so convincingly on the last day is just amazing.

“Our performance was fuelled by the disappointment of that game. There were some harsh words said after the final whistle and Monday, Tuesday in training.

"We got to grips with it Thursday and Friday and I think it was the sharpest I have seen from us, everyone was at it desperate to get the job done.

“I think we got here for about half one and it felt like we were waiting for about four hours for the game to start, we were desperate to get out there.

“You could see with the performance, straight on the front foot, then the early goal again in the second half, we made it comfortable."

Bolton's season started to truly turn around in January when Ian Evatt added reinforcements to the Wanderers squad, which included the likes of Kieran Lee, Declan John, Oladapo Afolayan and MJ Williams.

And the Wanderers striker believes Evatt and the club's owners deserve credit for the activity in the transfer market earlier this year and joked that the comeback made was a bigger one than Christ.

Doyle said: “Full credit has to go to the management and the ownership for backing him in January. I’ve said to you before when the lads came in during the window they got right into things, they were so good and helped us so much.

“You have seen George (Thomason) come on to the scene as well – he is going to be a big player in the future, definitely.

“Gillo (Matt Gilks) came in and helped us, so many different players to see us turn it around in probably the last third of the season. To be 20th in the first week of February and then to go up on the last day? You couldn’t write it. Bigger comeback than Christ."