Date: 20th December 2007 at 10:04am
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David Eyres

Eyres was a late starter with football and didn’t sign for an English club until he was the age of 25. The club he signed for was Blackpool.

David spent 4 seasons with the seasiders making a total of 147 appearances and scoring 38 times in the tangerine shirt. Eyres finished top scorer with 16 goals in the 1992-93 season.

In the summer of 1993 Eyres found himself in a Burnley squad managed by former Blackpool manager Jimmy Mullen. Whilst playing for the Clarets, Eyres scored 37 goals in 171 appearances and justified the £90 000 price tag at which he arrived.

After spending a good four years with Burnley, Eyres decided it was time for a new club from Lancashire and who better than his former clubs arch rivals: Preston North End.

Eyres moved to North End for a £80 000 transfer in 1997 and went on the spend 3 years with the Lily whites. During his time with Preston, Eyres made 89 appearances scoring 20 times. In the summer of 2000 Eyres moved on a free transfer to Oldham Athletic; a club that would grow to love him.

During his 6 years with the boys in blue, Eyres became a fans favourite with his magic left foot and despite lack of pace he managed to beat numerous opposition full backs. Eyres found himself on the coaching staff at one point in his Oldham career when he and current manager John Sheridan were made caretaker managers during the 2003/04 season.

Eyres continued to play for Oldham until he reached the age of 42 making a total of 181 appearances and scoring 33 as well as scooping a variety of fans awards such as players of the season. Eyres was released by Oldham manager Ronnie Moore and it was with the upmost respect he left scoring in his final game of the season.