Eagles happy with Clarets stay
Chris Eagles says it was an easy decision to spurn interest from Rangers in favour of staying at Burnely.
Last Updated: 23/09/10 11:02am
Burnley winger Chris Eagles says it was an easy decision to spurn interest from Rangers in favour of staying at Turf Moor.
Gers manager Walter Smith had appeared on the brink of making a rare signing when the SPL giants had a bid accepted for the 24-year-old and he headed for talks at Ibrox in the summer.
However, Eagles returned to Burnley, contacted operational director Brendan Flood and immediately penned a new two-year deal that includes a clause adding an extra season should the Clarets earn promotion to the Premier League.
"The decision to stay was not hard at all," said Eagles.
"It would have been harder to leave. That is why I didn't. It just didn't feel right. I can't explain it. My mum brought me up to play with a smile on my face.
"Thankfully, the fans stuck with me. When the season started and there were all these rumours my head was all over the place.
"But I am settled now and need to thank Brian Laws for having enough faith in me to push Brendan Flood for my contract, so I could start again and prove what I could do."