Former Manchester United youngster Chris Eagles is on trial with League One side Coventry City according to the Coventry Telegraph. He has been without a club since being released from Charlton Athletic at the end of last season.

The 29-year-old has plenty to offer purely based on the fact that he can play in a number of different positions. Through his career with clubs such as Burnley, Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday, he has appeared as a winger, central midfielder, striker or just off the striker. He has been invited to train by manager Tony Mowbray, with the intention of proving his fitness and potentially earning a contract.

Eagles came through the ranks originally with Watford, before moving to the Old Trafford club. However he only managed a handful appearances, leading to a string of loan moves to former club Watford (twice), Sheffield Wednesday and Dutch side NEC Nijmegen. A successful move to Burnley followed, where he played over 100 times for the Turf Moor club. He would earn promotion via the play-off’s to the Premier League, before moving on to rivals Bolton Wanderers in 2011. He spent just as long with Bolton, before departing and having brief spells with Blackpool and most recently Charlton.

The Hemel Hempstead born forward is now hoping to resurrect his career and ultimately get back to playing football on a regular basis. Without a doubt he would be an asset in League One, but ultimately it all comes down to him proving his fitness and seeing if he has the appetite to get back into the game. It remains to be seen if he gets offered a deal, but clearly Mowbray will give him every possible chance to do so.

 


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