Eagles: 'I Love Playing For Bolton'

  • January 08, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Chris Eagles has declared his love for Bolton Wanderers and says he will do everything he can to earn a new contract at the club.

Eagles' current deal expires at the end of the season, although recent speculation has linked the player with a January move away from the Reebok Stadium.

The 28-year-old says an ankle injury suffered against Burnley in August has stopped his season from getting off the ground, but he is determined to get back to his best form and earn a new contract at the club he joined in 2011.

"I have never spoken about leaving the club," Eagles told The Bolton News. "I am here, I am happy.

"The gaffer will vouch for me. It's just all paper talk.

"I have never once said I am leaving the club or want to. I am a Bolton player and I love playing for them.

"As far as the contract goes I will be speaking to them soon, but I am not thinking too much about it because that's when your mind can drift.

"You have seen it with players before. They start concentrating on something else and don't give 100 per cent to their club. I would never do that.

"I love Bolton and that's who I want to play for. I don't really read the papers.

"From a personal point of view it's (his form) been about my ankle. Everyone knows I love playing football and I love playing for Bolton. I will do anything to play.

"I came back a little bit soon and ended up re-doing the ankle. It's been a tough few months because I have never really been injured. The physio has been telling me to leave it and I have been saying 'no.'

"It's a learning curve. I have got to stay positive."

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