Eagles wings way to Watford
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Watford have signed Manchester United youngster Chris Eagles on loan.
Watford have completed the arrival of Manchester United youngster Chris Eagles to Vicarage Road in a loan deal.
The Old Trafford starlet featured prominently in the pre-season campaign but has only had limited opportunities since then and was part of the shadow side that flopped against Exeter City in the FA Cup third round.
A regular reserve team player, and occasional captain of that side, the Hertfordshire-born midfielder is returning to his roots after representing The Hornets in his youth.
"He is a versatile lad," said Watford boss Ray Lewington.
"He can play anywhere in midfield."
The 19-year-old will not be eligible for the Carling Cup semi-final second leg with Liverpool but looks set to gain plenty of experience in The Championship and will be involved against promotion-chasing Wigan Athletic at the weekend.
It is a three-month loan deal and he will link up with another former United rookie in striker Danny Webber.
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