Former Man Utd winger signs deal with Ross County

Date published: Thursday 23rd November 2017 10:25 - Rob McCarthy

Ross County have announced the signing of former Manchester United winger Chris Eagles.

The 31-year-old has sealed a deal until the end of the season – subject to international clearance – after impressing boss Owen Coyle during a trial stint.

Eagles started his career at Old Trafford under Sir Alex Ferguson, making 17 appearances for the Red Devils over five years.

He has previous experience of working with Coyle when they linked up at Burnley in 2008.

Having struggled to make the grade with United’s star-studded line-up, he made a £1.2million move to Turf Moor and helped the Clarets clinch promotion to the Premier League through the play-offs at the end of his first season.

After almost 150 appearances for the Lancashire side he moved on to spells at Bolton, Blackpool, Chartlon, Bury, Accrington Stanley and most recently Port Vale.

Now Coyle hopes his Dingwall switch will see wideman Eagles soar again.

He told County’s official website: “I am delighted to sign Chris. He is a player I know well having worked with him previously.

“Chris did well while on trial here last week and I feel he will be a great addition to the squad. He brings a wealth of experience playing at the top level.”

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