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Eagles lands at Blackpool

Chris Eagles
Chris Eagles left Bolton in the summer. Credit: PA

Blackpool have completed the signing of former Manchester United winger Chris Eagles on a short-term deal.

I've got to do what I love to do best, and that is to excite the crowd, score and create. What I've seen of the club and staff so far has been brilliant.

I'm chomping at the bit. I've obviously played against Blackpool before, the fans are brilliant with the drum at home, so I'll be looking forward to that.

– Chris Eagles

Derby extend Butland loan deal

Jack Butland. Credit: PA

Derby have extended the loan spell of Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland.

Butland's initial stay with the Championship club was due to expire this week, but the England Under-21 international will now remain at the iPro Stadium for another seven days while Rams number one Lee Grant completes his recovery from an ankle injury.

The 21-year-old was brought in as cover for Grant after he was injured against Reading in October. Grant has missed six matches and it is still unclear whether he will be fit for Saturday's league trip to Watford.

Butland has made five appearances for Derby, keeping two clean sheets and helping the side to three wins along the way.

Sunderland striker joins Wolves on loan

Danny Graham has joined Wolves on loan until the end of the year. Credit: PA

Wolves have signed Sunderland striker Danny Graham on loan until the end of the year.

The 29-year-old has moved to Molineux after playing just once for the Black Cats this season.

He will stay with Wolves until December 31 and will link up with his new club on Monday.

Graham told the Sky Bet Championship club's official website: "Wolves is a good club which has done very well over the last year and this is a good opportunity for me to try and play some regular football and get back to scoring goals."

Graham, who has not scored for the Black Cats in 14 games since a £5million move from Swansea in January 2013, went on loan to Hull and first club Middlesbrough last season.


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