Versatile midfielder and defender Doyle joined City in January 2007 and made his debut in the last game of the season in May 2007. For the next three years a combination of injury, elevation to the Premier League and poor form saw Doyle play hardly any first team games. Yet it is he that poked home a late goal in the 4-1 Championship play-off semi-final win against Watford in May 2008, carving a niche for himself in the City history books.
Born and bred in Derby, Doyle was seen as an emerging star alongside his contemporary Tom Huddlestone as he made his way from youth team to first team at Derby County. But his form stalled and he had two long term loan spells prior to signing for City.
Doyle left City in May 2010 and spent two successful seasons in the Barnsley first team. A move to Bradford followed, then three seasons at Luton Town where he again struggled to hold down a long term first team place. He left Luton in 2017 and after a few months without a club he signed for local non-league side Bridlington Town.
Doyle was seen as an emerging prodigy in his younger years and was capped by England under-16, under-17, under-18 and under-19 levels.
Date/Place of Birth: 12 January 1987, Derby
Hull City First Game: 6 May 2007, Plymouth Argyle H (Championship), 20 years, 114 days old
Hull City Final Game: 25 August 2009, Southend United H (League Cup Second Round), 22 years, 225 days old
Derby County (2003-2007), Notts County (2006, loan), Bradford City (2006-2007, loan), Hull City (2007-2010), Barnsley (2009, loan), Barnsley (2010-2012), Preston North End (2011, loan), Bradford City (2012-2014), Luton Town (2014-2017), Bridlington Town (2018)
Hull City Record
Career: 14 apps, 1 goalsNathan Doyle
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