Chris Eagles and Tyrone Mears sign for Bolton

29 July 2011 12:21
Bolton have completed the ?3million joint signings of Chris Eagles and Tyrone Mears from Burnley.Former Manchester United midfielder Eagles, 25, and ex-Derby County defender Mears, 28, have both agreed three-year contracts.'Both Chris and Tyrone are top players and have shown that they have the ability to compete successfully at the highest level,' said manager Owen Coyle, who knows the players from his time as boss of the Clarets. New faces: Nigel Reo Coker (left), Chris Eagles (centre) and Tyrone Mears (right)

'I have worked with them both before andknow what they will bring to the club in terms of character and commitment and along with Nigel Reo-Coker, we have added real quality tothe squad.'

The pair become Coyle's third and fourth signings of the summer after the arrivals of Darren Pratley and Reo-Coker. Heading to Bolton: Tyrone Mears (left) and Chris Eagles (right) have left Burnley

'I know that it is a good squad so the challenge for me will be to work hard and then look to contribute,' said Eagles. 'I am an attacking midfielder and I will certainly be looking to chip in with some goals.'Mears added: 'I'm obviously very happy the deal has been concluded  I'm really looking forward to working with amanager I've worked with before and playing in the Premier League. 'From the outside looking in, this has seemed like it is a club going in the right direction.It wasn't a difficult decision at all. I know exactly what the manager expects from his players and I'm more than ready for it.' Coyle will now switch his attention to bringing in a striker.

Excited: Boss Owen Coyle believes the pair will add 'real quality' to his Bolton side

The incoming personnel will add more depth to Coyle's squad, but the manager knows Wanderers are still lacking up front, where they have lost Daniel Sturridge, Johan Elmander and Rodrigo Moreno since the end of last season.

'I would certainly love to still add another couple of faces to the squad we have, and I don't think it is any secret that we are looking to strengthen the striking department,' Coyle said. 'We already have the skipper (Kevin Davies) there with Ivan Klasnic and Robbie Blake, but we want to add to that and make sure that we have real firepower, because the Premier League can be very unforgiving.'

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Source: Daily_Mail

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