Eoin Doyle raring to go for Hibernian

New Hibs striker Eoin Doyle
Doyle could make his debut against Hearts on 2 January

New Hibernian striker Eoin Doyle has his eye on making an impact against Edinburgh rivals Hearts on 2 January.

The 23-year-old, who scored 25 goals last term in Ireland, is not eligible until the next transfer window opens.

"It would be a great game to make my debut in," said Doyle when asked about the derby fixture.

"If I get into the team I want to score goals and we'll take it from there. I look forward now to the challenge that's ahead of me."

The former Sligo Rovers star is manager Pat Fenlon's first signing at Easter Road.

Doyle was a schoolboy player at Shelbourne during Fenlon's spell as boss.

Fenlon said: "He's scored a lot of goals. He's a little bit different to the lads we have already.

"He can play in a few positions, although in the last couple of seasons he's been an out-and-out striker.

"It's a good opportunity for him. It's a bit like myself, getting an opportunity to improve himself and better himself.

"He's got the qualities to make himself a success here."