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Former Burnley player Chris Eagles has been without a club since leaving Port Vale at the end of last season but could soon be back in football after accepting the offer of a trial from Scottish Premiership club Ross County.

1011 burnley chris eagles 00 300x400Eagles was close to a move to Scotland in the summer of 2010. He was keen to move on from Burnley after our relegation and was hoping to get a return to the Premier League. But the only club to make an offer for him was Rangers. Burnley duly agreed a deal with them but Eagles went on to turn them down and eventually signed a one year extension at Burnley, going on to probably play his best football with the club over the next two or three months.

But the next summer brought with it his wish to return to the top flight of English football when both he and Tyrone Mears joined their former manager Owen Coyle at Bolton, presumably thinking they were joining a club ten years ahead of us.

It didn’t really work out for either of them and Eagles was released at the end of his three year contract in 2014 and has since played for Blackpool, Charlton, Bury, Accrington and Port Vale.

Today, however, Coyle has come calling again and offered him a trial with Ross County. Coyle, who played such a big part in Blackburn’s relegation last season, said: “We’ve brought Chris Eagles in on a week’s training with us. He’s a player that I know well from my time at Burnley and Bolton.

“That’s to have a look at Chris within this week and see if there’s anything he’s got that can enhance our squad as we move towards the January window.”

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