Clarets soar on Eagles

Influential winger agrees new two-year deal at Turf Moor

Eagles: Agreed new deal

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Burnley's bid for a return to the top flight has been handed a big boost with the news Chris Eagles has agreed a new two-year deal at Turf Moor.

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The 24-year-old, who is in the final year of his current deal, recently rejected a move to Rangers after the Clarets had accepted an offer.

As revealed by skysports.com, the player was close to agreeing a new deal and the club have now officially confirmed he has agreed to a contract running until June, 2012.

Boss Brian Laws is delighted to have Eagles - who scored and made an assist in the Clarets' 3-1 Carling Cup victory at Morecambe on Tuesday - on board as he plots an immediate return to the top flight.

The Burnley boss told the club's official website: "Chris has agreed to sign a new two-year deal and is going to stay with us.

Great news

"That's great news for the fans and the football club because quite clearly he has the talent.

"He is taking on board what we are asking of him and he showed tonight in glimpses what he will produce for the rest of the season."

Laws added: "It's really pleasing that he has committed himself to the club. It quashes any rumours about Celtic or Rangers. He wants to stay at Burnley and that's good enough for us.

"I'm hoping that it will give everyone a lift. It shows there is good harmony here and good competition and tonight showed that."