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Bolton Wanderers FC Player Profiles

Posted 28th September 2013 at 12:00 pm

Chris Eagles joined Bolton on the same day as Tyrone Mears as Owen Coyle made a double transfer swoop from Burnley in July 2011.

The 27-year-old topped the club’s assist charts during his first season at the Reebok Stadium, having been used predominantly out wide but he is equally adept at playing in the centre of midfield. 

Eagles was a virtual ever-present in 2011/12, making a total of 41 appearances in all competitions, weighing in with six goals.
As a youngster, Eagles came through the ranks at Watford before joining Manchester United at the age of 14.

He progressed through to Sir Alex Ferguson's first team squads with loan spells at Sheffield Wednesday, Watford and NEC Nijmegan helping him along the way.

Eagles made his Manchester United debut in October 2003 against Leeds United, before scoring his first goal for the Reds in a 4-2 victory at Everton in 2007 - a result which more or less ensured Manchester United would win the Premier League title that season.

However, due to United's strength in depth, opportunities at Old Trafford were limited and Eagles joined Burnley in July 2008 where he linked up with Coyle for the first time. 

He was a key member of the side that won promotion to the Premier League the following season via the play-offs and played his part in the Clarets' top-flight campaign in 2009/10.

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