Ex Marine defender rejoins club from Southport…

Marine AFC are delighted to announce their second summer signing as Chris Doyle returns to the club.

Chris, 28, joins from Southport where he was a key member of Liam Watson’s National North team last season.

The central defender was originally part of the Youth coaching set up at Marine before joining Everton and then Morecambe U18s, signing a professional contract with the Shrimps in 2012 at the age of 17.

A loan spell at Chorley in 2014-15 saw him make 26 appearances as the Victory Park club reached the Conference North Play Off Final.

He joined Southport in August 2016 for a two year stint before joining Marine in July 2018, where he made 42 appearances, scoring 6 goals.

Summer 2019 saw him move to FC United of Manchester followed by a return to Southport in 2021.

Neil Young said:

“Chris has been here before so knows what the club is about and I’m sure when he came back with Southport a few months ago he will have seen the changes that have happened here.

He has done really well in the National North, he is a threat from set pieces scoring 7 goals last season and an excellent defender. Like Matty he is a leader and I’m looking forward to working with him again.”

Chris Doyle said:

“Absolutely delighted to sign back at Marine.

This is my local club and i have always kept an eye out on the results and how the club is doing and what appeals to me most is the ambition and desire the club shows.

I feel my experience playing in the leagues can help the team get in the play offs and aim for promotion.”

Welcome back to Marine Chris!

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