FORMER Manchester United and Bolton Wanderers winger Chris Eagles is with Latics on their pre-season training camp in Morocco.

The 33-year-old has been without a club since leaving Scottish side Ross County in April 2018 but is part of the Oldham squad in Agadir.

Having come through the ranks at Old Trafford, Eagles made 17 first-team appearances for United.

After several loan spells he joined Burnley in 2008, spending three years at Turf Moor before moving onto Wanderers where he enjoyed a largely successful time at the University of Bolton Stadium. 

Eagles’ has had something of a nomadic footballing existence since then, playing for Charlton Athletic, Bury, Accrington Stanley and Port Vale before his spell in Dingwall.

Now he is looking to impress new Latics head coach Laurent Banide as he shapes his squad ahead of the League Two season getting under way.

Banide’s side played their first friendly against Sporting Club Chabab Mohammedia in Morocco on Wednesday.

The match was played over three 30-minute periods and ended goalless with Latics using six triallists in all.

“The camp in Morocco is all about preparing the team,” the new head coach said.

“We had four days where we looked at the physical side of things and now the camp is good for team spirit and other things.

“We’ll be looking at players’ possibilities and working on our principles.

“It’s different but at this stage of pre-season we’re thinking about how the team will look and what we want to do in games.”

The trip to North Africa also includes a game against Raja Casablanca this Sunday, July 14, with the team flying back to England the following day. 

Pre-season then continues with near neighbours Rochdale visiting Boundary Park on Saturday, July 20.

Banide will then take his side to Hurst Cross to face Ashton United on Tuesday, July 23, before the build-up to the new season concludes with a home game against Bolton on Saturday, July 27.

The campaign begins at Forest Green Rovers on Saturday, August 3 with Latics looking to push for the play-offs in League Two this time around.