EAGLE LANDS AT ALFRETON ON LOAN
Wednesday Nov 23, 2011
ALFRETON Town manager Nicky Law has strengthened his squad by bringing in left-sided midfield player Rob Eagle, from Blue Square Bet Premier Division rivals Grimsby Town on loan until January 2nd, 2012.
The 24-year-old has made 12 appearances for the Mariners this season, including October's 5-2 win over the Reds.
Eagle started his career at Norwich City, making 12 appearances, before joining Inverness Caledonian Thistle, where he played 25 times.
He joined Grimsby in 2010 and has played 51 times, scoring nine goals.
Rob has been allocated squad number 23 for his stay at the Impact Arena, but he is ineligible to play for the Reds in the FA Trophy and Derbyshire Senior Cup.
Rob's Wikipedia page lists the following information:
"Eagle was a product of the Norwich City's youth system and made his first team debut on September 19, 2006 when he started Norwich's Carling Cup tie with league one outfit Rotherham United in which he helped Norwich to a 4-2 victory. He went on to make 10 league appearances before the end of the 2006-07 season season. Eagle did not feature under manager Glenn Roeder in the 2007-08 season, but was awarded a new one-year contract in the summer of 2008. However, in April 2009 he was released by the club.
In July 2009, Eagle joined Inverness Caledonian Thistle on trial, and played in a pre-season friendly against Highland League side Buckie Thistle. Eagle supplied the cross for Richie Foran to head the first goal in a 2-0 win for Caley. Eagle went on to play for Inverness during the 2009-2010 season.
In July 2010, Eagle went on trial with Leyton Orient, and then Grimsby Town. After a successful trial period, he signed for Grimsby on a two year deal on 5 August 2010. He scored his first goal against Forest Green Rovers going on to score another to help Town to a 3-3 draw] Eagle went on to bag himself some tremendous goals, including a strike from inside the centre circle in the 6-1 away win at Histon, soon making him a favourite at Blundell Park"