Howe wants to keep Eagles
Burnley boss Eddie Howe does not want to sell Chris Eagles after watching his side defeat Burton.
Last Updated: 29/01/11 6:35pm
Burnley boss Eddie Howe does not want to sell two-goal hero Chris Eagles after watching his side progress to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 3-1 win over Burton, whose manager, Paul Peschisolido, was left proud of his players.
Former Manchester United midfielder Eagles scored a superb opener on 29 minutes and doubled his tally in the second half.
Calvin Zola pulled one back for the League Two side before Martin Paterson rounded off the scoring in injury time and Howe was full of praise for Eagles.
"He's the type of player you can build a team around," the Burnley manager said of the 26-year-old.
"There's been talk of teams coming in for him, but we definitely want to keep hold of all our better players, and he is amongst that group."
The Clarets boss paid tribute to Albion for a battling display and revealed he would have his fingers crossed for a home tie in the next round.
"It was a tough game for us. We knew Burton would make it difficult for us and it's turned out that way," he said.
He added: "We'll have to wait and see what the last 16 draw brings for us. Down the years I've hoped for a lot of things that haven't come to fruition, but I suppose a home draw is the best we can hope for."
Peschisolido said: "I thought the scoreline flattered Burnley.
"Chris Eagles has got that bit of magic that we had to deal with a few times, but we dominated the game in spells so I'm proud of my players."