Defensive Duo Join Southport FC August 2nd, 2016 jmr jmr Latest News Latest Sports Shares Comments Photo: Chris Doyle(left) and Keil O’Brien join the Sandgrounders Southport FC are delighted to welcome defenders Chris Doyle and Keil O’Brien to the club. 21 year old Doyle joins from Morecambe while O’Brien, 24, joins from Bury. Doyle recently spent time on loan at Chorley making 34 appearances and scoring 7 goals. The youngster had a spell in Morecambe’s first team at the end of last season following a number of injuries – going on to make 8 appearances and scoring 1 goal in the process. Keil O’Brien started his career at Manchester United’s youth academy before going on to make 60 appearances for Mossley, and 59 appearances for Chorley where he won the Northern Premier League title in 2014. Doyle and O’Brien have been on trial with the club for a number of weeks. Keil O’Brien is eligible for selection for Saturday’s Vanarama National League opener against Dagenham & Redbridge, while Chris Doyle has picked up a slight injury that will keep him sidelined for three to four weeks. Both players were registered earlier today, and while an agreement was reached some time ago, secretary Ken Hilton was forced to wait until their existing contract arrangements had ended to register the players. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!