Bolton Wanderers have completed a double transfer swoop on Burnley for Chris Eagles and Tyrone Mears.
Burnley are of course the former club of Trotters manager Owen Coyle, and he is backing both to succeed at the Reebok Stadium.
“Both Chris and Tyrone are top players, and have shown that they have the ability to compete successfully at the highest level,” said Coyle.
“I have worked with them both before and know what they will bring to the club in terms of character and commitment and along with Nigel Reo Coker, we have added real quality to the squad.”
Former Manchester United winger Eagles was looking forward to getting underway.
“I know a few of the lads already, like the skipper [Kevin Davies] and Stuart [Holden],” said Eagles.
“I know that it is a good squad so the challenge for me will be to work hard and then look to contribute. I am an attacking midfielder and I will certainly be looking to chip in with some goals.”
“I’m obviously very happy the deal has been concluded,” added Mears.
“I’m really looking forward to working with a manager I’ve worked with before and playing in the Premier League.
“From the outside looking in, this has seemed like it is a club going in the right direction. It wasn’t a difficult decision at all.
“I know exactly what the manager expects from his players and I’m more than ready for it.”