New Signing On Pool MoveChris Eagles is delighted to now be able to focus on his football, after a earning a short-term deal with Blackpool this week.
The winger, who turns 29 today, has been without a club since departing Bolton Wanderers in the summer, but impressed on trial with The Seasiders.
Now he is desperate to make an impression on the Bloomfield Road crowd and make up for lost time.
“I've missed football, it's been really tough,” he said. “I've got to do what I love to do best, that is to excite the crowd, score and create.
“Obviously over the summer I was keeping fit. Then it's been a tough ten days, but we're off on Wednesday so I'll rest and recover for Saturday.
“It'll take me a few games to regain fitness because I've not played since February, but I like the manager, I like the players, so I'm sure the fans given time will gel to me.”
In bizarre circumstances Eagles' debut for Pool could come against the club he departed in June, which would be a special occasion for the winger.
“It's going to be an emotional game, but it's my career and I'm nothing to do with Bolton anymore. How long I'll last I don't know, I'll have to keep looking at the Gaffer.
“Obviously I know a lot of their lads, but for me it's just a game. I'm a Blackpool player now for the next few months, so I want to get a win for us.”
Meanwhile Eagles confirmed he hopes to extend his stay at Bloomfield Road, should he prove a success.
“I'd love to extend it from January, but at the moment we'll see how my fitness goes. I can't wait, it's been ten months since I've stepped out in front of a crowd,” he said.