Portman Road

Next Game

Ipswich v Wigan

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Amex Stadium

Last Game

Brighton 3 - 2 Ipswich

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Eagles turned down Bolton exit

Bolton Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman has revealed that Chris Eagles rejected the chance to go out on loan last week.

Last Updated: 02/04/14 at 12:08 Post Comment

Chris Eagles: Decided not to head out on loan to Charlton or Ipswich

Chris Eagles: Decided not to head out on loan to Charlton or Ipswich

Eagles has fallen down the pecking order at the Reebok Stadium and Freedman had been prepared to let him leave on a loan deal until the end of the season, when the 28-year-old’s contract expires.

Charlton Athletic and Ipswich Town both expressed an interest in taking Eagles, but he decided to stay and try to fight for a place.

“There was a Charlton phone call and we said to him he could go and speak with them and play some football, which he didn’t take up,” Freedman said in the Bolton News.

“Then we had a call from Ipswich, but Chris felt the location wasn’t right for him. 

“I can’t guarantee him football right now so I thought it right to give him the chance, but he didn’t take it.” 

Freedman has dismissed suggestions of a rift with Eagles, insisting that it has just been difficult for him to break back into a settled side.

Eagles has not played since the middle of February due to an eye infection but is now back in full training and Freedman has not ruled out the possibility of a recall.

“It is not the case that I have a problem with him. If he continues to work hard and knuckle down, he’ll be available for selection,” said the Bolton boss. 

“We’ve grown into a team where certain players have come in and held on to their position. I can only pick 10 outfield players. 

“You’d like to think the ones not picked would be fighting their way back in, but some can’t quite handle that situation, some sulk, some can’t handle the mental side and don’t train every week. 

“Chris had an eye problem and we went to Leeds, won 5-1, and he found himself out of the team.” 

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he thing is, footballers are role models, and children are influenced by them. I watched the Chelsea game with my 6 year old, and at school the next day she stamped on Emre Can.

megabrow (cufc)
Diego Costa: The Patron Saint Of S**thousery

Y

et again Barcelona try to convince the world that they only play the most virtuous of football. I've never seen a team so willing and able to dish out lumps but feel so self-righteous that no opposition player should ever have the audacity to tackle them.

charsmatcengma
Enrique hauls Neymar to safety

I

d love to see a United v Liverpool FA cup final. It would certainly fit the narrative. Obv I'd want the ending to be one of an O.G. and tears as he collects his runner-up medal.

GVMUFC
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

Footer 365

Eden Hazard: 'Chelsea need Diego Costa'

Eden Hazard admits Chelsea 'need' Diego Costa as he faces a three-match ban for a stamp on Emre Can on Tuesday night.

Copa del Rey: Luis Enrique says Neymar had to be substituted against Atletico Madrid to prevent injury

Luis Enrique says he had to substitute Neymar to prevent him from being injured in an ugly cup tie with Atletico.

Capital One Cup: Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino pleased to overcome challenging tie with Sheffield United

Mauricio Pochettino dedicated Tottenham's Capital One Cup semi-final triumph over Sheffield United to the fans.

Mail Box

Erm... Balotelli To QPR..?

It's an afternoon Mailbox that offers the reaction to the reaction, with a defence for Diego Costa offered, and Balotelli mooted to move to QPR. Plus a silly idea about the Mails...

'Diego Costa Is A Thug.' Sore Losers..?

There is plenty of fallout from Diego Costa's stamps of authority on Tuesday's League Cup semi-final. Plus Blatter, Rodgers' substitutions and stretching the transfer truth...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company