Chris Eagles: Blackpool sign ex-Bolton midfielder

Chris Eagles
Chris Eagles scored once in 18 appearances for Bolton last season

Midfielder Chris Eagles has signed a short-term deal with Championship strugglers Blackpool until 18 January.

The 28-year-old former Manchester United player had been training with the Seasiders following his release by Bolton in the summer.

Eagles has also played for Burnley, Watford, Sheffield Wednesday and Dutch side NEC Nijmegen.

"I've got to do what I love to do best, and that is to excite the crowd, score and create," he told the club website.external-link

"I'm chomping at the bit. I've obviously played against Blackpool before, the fans are brilliant with the drum at home, so I'll be looking forward to that."

Eagles' career
Man Utd (2003-08): 17 games, 1 goalWatford (loan, 2006): 19 games, 3 goals
Watford (loan, 2005): 13 games, 1 goalBurnley (2008-11): 144 games, 25 goals
Sheffield Wed (loan, 2005-06): 25 games, 3 goalsBolton (2011-14): 106 games, 19 goals
*also had loan spell at NEC Nijmegen in 2006-07

Eagles had three seasons at Bolton, scoring 19 goals in 106 games, but featured in just 18 games last term.

He follows Brian Lenihan, Jacob Murphy, Jonathan Legear and Jamie O'Hara in moving to Bloomfield Road since Lee Clark became manager last month.