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Bolton vs Burnley: Played For Both Clubs - Chris Eagles

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A look at the career of former Bolton and Burnley player, Chris Eagles.

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Ahead of this weekend's game against Burnley, we take a look at the career of former Bolton Wanderers and Burnley player, Chris Eagles.

Chris Eagles, born 19th November 1985, began his youth career with Watford FC. At the age of 14, Eagles moved to Manchester United.

In 2003, at the age of 17, Chris Eagles made his Manchester United debut as a second half substitute in a 3-2 win against Leeds United in the League Cup.

Most of Eagles' time at Old Trafford was spent out on loan. Eagles had two spells with Watford, time at Sheffield Wednesday and spent time in Holland with Eredivisie side N.E.C. During his second spell at Watford, Eagles helped the Hornets gain promotion to the Premier League via the Play-Offs.

In 2007, Eagles scored his one and only goal for Manchester United in a 4-2 win against Everton at Goodison Park.

After failing to break into the Manchester United first team, Chris Eagles moved to Championship side Burnley FC in 2008, for an undisclosed fee. In total for Manchester United, Eagles scored once in 17 games.

Eagles scored 8 goals for Burnley in his debut season, helping the side gain promotion to the Premier League via the Play-Offs.

Burnley only lasted one season in the top flight. Eagles' season was also disappointing, as he only managed to score three goals in 34 games. This didn't stop attention from other clubs, and SPL side Rangers agreed a fee with Burnley. However, Eagles couldn't agree personal terms.

The 2010/2011 season was Eagles' best personally for Burnley. In 48 games, Eagles scored 15 goals.

Chris Eagles' scintillating form persuaded former Burnley boss Owen Coyle to buy him for Premier League side Bolton Wanderers. In total for Burnley, Chris Eagles scored 26 goals in 143 games.

Eagles arrived at Bolton with team mate Tyrone Mears for a combined fee of £3 million. Whilst Mears spent most of the season on the sidelines after Zat Knight broke his leg in training, Eagles became a main part of Wanderers' first team.

Chris Eagles scored six goals in his debut season, but couldn't prevent Bolton's relegation from the Premier League. The next season proved to be more successful (to a degree) for Eagles. Bolton missed out on the Play-Offs on goal difference to Leicester City, but Eagles himself had a great season, scoring 12 goals in all competitions, including an injury time winner against rivals Blackburn Rovers.

Eagles' last season at the Reebok wasn't great to say the least. By February 2014, Bolton were languishing in mid table, and Eagles had been frozen out by manager Dougie Freedman. At the end of the 2013/2014 season, Chris Eagles was released. In total for Bolton, Eagles scored 19 goals in 106 games.

In July 2014, Eagles was given an honorary degree by the University of Bolton for services to sport.

In November 2014, Eagles signed a short term deal with Championship side Blackpool, where he scored once in 7 games. In February 2015, Eagles moved to Charlton Athletic on a free. He played 15 games, scoring 2 goals.

After being released by Charlton, Eagles signed for League 1 side Bury FC. So far for Bury, Eagles has played 5 games.