Chris Eagles has been handed a trail with Scottish Premier League side Ross County, who are managed by former Bolton, Burnley and Blackburn Rovers boss Owen Coyle.

Eagles, 31, has been looking for a new club since leaving League Two side Port Vale in the summer. The experienced winger has been somewhat of a Football League journeyman in recent years and wants to find a new home.

He has a good relationship with Ross County manager Owen Coyle from their time at Burnley and Bolton Wanderers together. They were the best years of Eagles’s career and he will be hoping he can show Coyle that he still has magic in his boots during his trial with the Scottish side.

Eagles, who is 6ft 0inc, started his career with Watford before moving to Manchester United when he was being tipped as a future star. He made nine appearances for United before he had two loan spells back to Watford and separate stints at Sheffield Wednesday and NEC Nijmegen.

He left United in 2008 to sign for Burnley. He was signed by Owen Coyle and helped Burnley gain promotion to the Premier League in the 2009 Play-Off final. He then moved onto their rivals Bolton to link up with Coyle once again in 2011.

After three seasons with Bolton, two of which were in the Championship, Eagles was released in 2014 and he signed for struggling Blackpool in the Championship before moving onto Charlton in the same season. Spells at Bury, Accrington and Port Vale have followed since and Eagles will be hoping he can find a permanent home with Ross County.


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