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"If we didn't have budget Chris Eagles wouldn't be here, he looked very good today." Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

15 October 2015

The Sky Blues manager talks about Chris Eagles and how he has fared so far on trial...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has revealed he does have the budget to sign trialist Chris Eagles should he want to.

Eagles, 29, has been training with the Sky Blues since Tuesday and is a free agent after a spell with Charlton Athletic last season.

The former Manchester United man is with City for the next couple of weeks and Mowbray has been impressed with what he has seen of Eagles so far in training.

"Well it came about from one of many conversations I have during the week with advisors, agents, friends," the City boss said.

"It became an option after those chats. My teams have played a lot against sides with Chris Eagles and I've always said if people with a better pedigree than this league and can still do it, then why wouldn't we have a look.

"We've always said if we can bring in players who have spent most of the time in the Championship and maybe a season or two in the Premier League we would. Chris is training with us and looked very good today, he looked athletic and his talent on the ball is unquestionable.

"He's here for a few weeks, he can look at us and we can look at him. He came in on Tuesday and the team had Wednesday off, but he's trained today and done some extra with the Under-21s this afternoon.

"Mark Venus has done all the stuff with budgets, if we didn't have budget Chris wouldn't be here. We wouldn't want to waste his time."

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