Chris Eagles winging his way back for Bolton Wanderers
DOUGIE Freedman hopes the return to regular action of Chris Eagles can be the spark that ignites a much-needed change in fortunes for Wanderers.
The 27-year-old winger has started the last three games after a month on the sidelines following an ankle injury picked up in the Championship’s opening day at his former club Burnley.
He netted his first goal of the campaign in last week’s 2-2 home draw with Derby to rescue a point for the Whites.
And while his was a subdued display in the weekend defeat at Brighton, Freedman is pleased to have the former Manchester United man back in the fold.
Eagles was singled out by his manager on his arrival last October as a player to build a team around.
And Freedman remains of the opinion he is a key player for the club after ending last season as top scorer with 12 goals.
The Whites boss said: “Chris is always buzzing and he’s a great guy to have around the place.
“I said last year he is the guy that I want to work things round because he has that spark.
“It is a good group and they are disappointed with how things have gone this season.
“They genuinely want to do well and they are disappointed with where they are.
“Chris Eagles is on the top of that list of those disappointed.”