February 1, 7.45pm
AFTER refusing to overspend to chase the Premier League dream, Burnley were in the best financial shape of the three clubs to drop down from the top flight last term, and so were predicted to make an immediate return.
While their start has not been electric – with Brian Laws sacked earlier this month – the Clarets are finely poised in the group just outside the play offs.
Away form remains a problem with just one win on the road so far this season.
FORMER Manchester United trainee Chris Eagles is enjoying the most productive season of his young career.
So it is no surprise he has been heavily linked with a move back to the top flight, with Everton being the main suitor.
A year ago it appeared Eagles was set for a £2.5m move to Rangers but he turned down the opportunity.
The tricky and pacy winger has netted eight goals so far this campaign and also provided the main creative spark for the Clarets when they graced the Premier League.