Oldham Athletic have announced that the club have agreed to mutually terminate the contract of attacking midfielder Chris Eagles, bringing an end to his time at Boundary Park.
Eagles joined Oldham on a one-year contract – with the club holding the option to extend that deal by a further 12 months – in July 2019, although that deal has now come to an end after less than six months.
The 34-year-old made a total of 18 appearances in all competitions during his time with the Latics, but started just five league games for the club, and failed to find the net in that time.
It has been a difficult season in League Two so far for Oldham, with Eagles leaving the club 20th in the fourth-tier standings, eight points clear of the division’s one relegation spot this season.
Taking to Twitter to react to the news of Eagles’ departure, plenty of Oldham fans appeared did not appear overly concerned by the loss of the midfielder, with many appearing to suggest he failed to live up to his potential at the club.
Here, we take a look at what some of them had to say.
One of the most talented players in the squad. Shame he couldn't quite gain match fitness. Such a nice fella too. Best of luck Chris.
— Granny Flanny (@granny_flanny) January 6, 2020
Nice guy, didn't want to be there and didn't get the chance to show his class either. However, if anybody sits on the bench and refuses to go and warm up down the touchline I'm not convinced it's a great loss
— Gareth (@GT18_) January 6, 2020
no big loss, Did he really want to be at the club? 1st of many today i reckon…
— David Taylor (@DavidTa86572922) January 6, 2020
— Wrighty says #AbdallahOut (@AndyRob19133934) January 6, 2020
Didnt want to be here did he lads.
— Curtis Dockray (@Curtis_dockray) January 6, 2020
Should’ve been played more…
— Gary Marshall (@GKMarshall) January 6, 2020
Did nothing on the pitch and was off it more than on so no great loss. Pity though was hoping for more from Him.
— John McLean (@JohnMcL98467282) January 6, 2020
One out another 10 to go
— Alan Ferguson (@HSFergie) January 6, 2020