Blackpool expected to sign Chris Eagles

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It has been a hectic few weeks at Blackpool F.C and a concerted recruitment drive shows no sign of slowing down, with former Bolton and Burnley winger Chris Eagles expected to sign for the Tangerine by the end of the week.

Eagles had been expected to join former Blackpool manager Ian Holloway at his current side Millwall, having trained with them over the past few weeks, but turned down a contract offered by the Lions in favour for Blackpool it seems.

The former Manchester United player was released by Bolton Wanderers in the summer due to Bolton's continuing financial woes, plus and injury problems. Blackpool had been linked with the tricky winger in summer but saying that almost everyone in the Championship was.

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Eagles would certainly add some Premier League experience for the Tangerines, who still prop up the Championship, and will want to revitalise his career after being released. Alongside Jamie O'Hara, Eagles could rekindle some missed potential after bursting onto the scene as a youngster, scoring the final goal against Everton for Manchester United in the 4-2 victory in their title winning season of 2006-2007.

Lee Clark seems interested in bringing in British based players such as Eagles rather than Jose Riga's foreign imports, with Estonian international Sergi Zenjov, Senegalese winger Formose Mendy and the popular Spanish twins Joan & Edu Oriol all on the loan list last week.

Eagles will have fascinated the new manager Lee Clark having impressed in training over the past week and scoring in an in house game at Bloomfield Road.

According to the Blackpool Gazette Eagles will play against former club Manchester United in another in-house trial game this week. The Gazette has also speculated the winger will be offered a deal later this week and could be a Seasider before facing another former side Bolton on Saturday.

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