Chris Eagles has signed a contract at Accrington Stanley which will keep him at the Wham Stadium until January.

Eagles, now 30, began his career at Watford before switching to Manchester United when he was a teenager.

He made a handful of appearances for United, with loan spells back at Watford and at Sheffield Wednesday while also spending time in the Netherlands.

Owen Coyle snapped him up in 2008 to join Burnley where he scored 25 goals in more than 100 games and helped the Clarets win promotion to the Premier League in 2009.

He moved to Bolton with Coyle in 2011, where he again played in the top flight but suffered the disappointment of relegation, but was released in 2013/14 season.

Since then he has had spells with Charlton, Blackpool and Bury but didn’t play a lot with the Shakers and ended up training with the youth team last season.

Now he is with Stanley, has played in the early part of the season before a calf tear left him sidelined although he has now recovered and has signed a new deal.

“Chris bring with him a wealth of experience having played at the top level,” said assistant manager Jimmy Bell.

“He has settled in really well, he is an energetic player and, as yet, we haven’t had a fully match-fit Chris Eagles but we are getting there.

“He has strengthened the squad and when you look at our bench and have players with the calibre of Chris Eagles on it, like on Saturday, it can only be beneficial for the team.”