The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

CHRIS Ea­gles re­vealed his move to Charl­ton would have hap­pened last sea­son had Bolton not dug their heels in.

The for­mer Manch­ester United winger – who made a scor­ing de­but as a sub in the im­pres­sive 3-0 victory at Wi­gan on Fri­day night – has moved to the Ad­dicks on a deal un­til the end of the sea­son af­ter his short stint with Black­pool ended last month.

Yet had things worked out dif­fer­ently, Ea­gles could al­ready be an es­tab­lished mem­ber of the Charl­ton squad.

“We touched base with Charl­ton last sea­son, but Bolton wouldn’t let me come,” said Ea­gles.

The 29-year-old was re­leased by Bolton last sum­mer fol­low­ing a three­year spell with the Trot­ters and joined Black­pool in Novem­ber. He scored once in seven ap­pear­ances for the strug­gling Seasiders.

Of his Charl­ton move, he added: “I’ve had a great feel­ing about be­ing here, it’s a mas­sive club. I’m over the moon to be here.”

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