Congratulations to Chris Eagles who made his first team debut for Charlton on Friday Night
Full Name: Christopher Mark “Chris” Eagles
Squad Number: 9
Valiant Number: 796
Debutant Scorer Number: 77
Bench Debutant Scorer Number: 6
Manager: Guy Luzon
Date: Friday 20th February 2015
Ground: DW Stadium
Competition: Sky Bet Championship (Tier 2)
Timing: 71st minute sub for Tony Watt
Position: Billed as an attacking midfielder, he made a straight swap for our centre forward.
Score at introduction: 2-0
Score at completion: 3-0
Impact: Looked sharp. Scored the final goal with a right-footed shot under the keeper following a magnificent run from Gudmundsson.
Quotes: “He played well for his first time and I’m pleased that he could score. We knew they’d have a gap in the defence because Wigan sent a lot of players to attack and I know that we’d have the quality to use the gap and score and I’m happy that we did it”. GL
“I was just pleased that the team was winning and a goal was a bonus. It’s down to Johann that I scored. If I was in that position I probably would have shot, but I thank him for that. As soon as I knew Charlton were interested I rang up to say I’d come down for free. I was dying to come down, it’s been a bit of a dream week” CE
Date of Birth: 19th November 1985
Place of Birth: Hemel Hempstead
Age at Debut: 29 years, 23 days
Previous Clubs: Watford [youth], Man Utd., Watford [loan], Sheffield Wednesday [loan], Watford [loan]. NEC Nijmegen [Holland] [loan], Burnley, Bolton, Blackpool.
Development: Started out as a youth at Watford, but transferred to Manchester Utd aged 14. Played against Charlton in both legs of the FA Youth Cup Semi Final of 2003. Went on to play both legs in the final. Played 6 first team matches for Man Utd. Before going on to play for Burnley and several other northern clubs.
Honours: FA Youth Cup winner 2003, with Man. Utd.; Championship Play Off 2006, unused substitute for winners, Watford; FA Community Sheild 2007, unused substitute for winners, Man Utd.; Championship Play Off winner 2009 with Burnley.
Charlton Status: Following a brief spell at Blackpool eairlier this season (including a goal for them at The Valley), Eagles signed a short term deal until the end of the season on Thursday 19th January 2015.