Bolton

BOLTON SLIDE TO DEFEAT

Bolton Wanderers were at the receiving end of an embarrassing defeat at home against basement side Wigan Athletic recently.

The loss has severely hurt the Wanderers hopes of Premier League survival this year, and it has meant that the pressure on Owen Coyle’s shoulders has increase massively.

BOLTON SUFFER AT NEWCASTLE

Despite getting a morale boosting win against Blackburn Rovers just before Christmas, Bolton Wanderers could not capitalise on the poor form of Newcastle United.

Owen Coyle's Bolton Wanderers side suffered yet another defeat in the Premier League, this time against Newcastle United.

However, Bolton Wanderers maintain their position just above Blackburn Rovers in the table because Blackburn Rovers could not capitalise on this defeat, as they could get only draw against Liverpool.

COYLE PLEASED THE FANS ARE BACKING HIM

Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle has said that he is very much pleased to see the fans still backing him to get the results. Bolton Wanderers have been truly appalling this season, despite performing well last season.

They were expected to finish in the top eight this time around, but it has truly gone wrong for Owen Coyle and his men this season. His team have lost almost every match this season, and as a result of it, find themselves at the bottom of the table.

Coyle: Play for your futures

Bolton's squad are not just playing for Premier League survival but also their futures, manager Owen Coyle has warned.

The Trotters currently sit at the foot of the table are five point from safety and according to Coyle if things do not improve soon the "10 to 12" players who are out of contract in the summer will not be offered new deals anytime soon.

"I can totally understand why my owner would be reluctant to be handing out new contracts - until they are earned," said Coyle.

"That in itself should be a huge incentive for those players."

CAHILL WAITING ON OFFERS

Gary Cahill has admitted that he is waiting to see what offers come in for him before he makes a final decision on where he will be playing next season. He will be out of contract in the summer of 2012, which means he'll be able to leave Bolton for nothing.

BOLTON INTERESTED IN STURRIDGE

Bolton are still interested in signing Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge on a permanent basis. The 21-year-old had a successful spell with the Trotters last term, scoring eight goals in 12 Premier League games.

Sturridge is seemingly behind Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka in the Chelsea pecking order and Coyle hopes to take advantage.

He said: "I feel that another period with Bolton would take him on to the next level of his career."

BOLTON WIN

Bolton once again proved the class with a great win over newly promoted West Brom. The Baggies created the better chances with Peter Odemwingie spurning three excellent openings for the visitors.

But West Brom fell behind before the break when Lee Chung-Yong showed great composure to tee up Matt Taylor who side-footed in from close range.

And Elmander sealed victory late on, slotting home at the second attempt. The Swede's ninth league goal of the season - with only four minutes left - came towards the end of the home side's best spell of an enthralling game.

BOLTON COULD HAVE WON IT

Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle says that his side should have won all the points against Aston Villa. Kevin Davies cancelled out Ashley Young's early free-kick in the 35th minute to turn the game on its head, with Bolton Wanderers finishing the game the stronger of the two.

Villa had dominated the opening 20 minutes, creating several chances to score alongside Young's strike, but Coyle's men showed resolve in coming back into the game and almost completely nullifying Villa's threat in the second half.

BOLTON RELEASE SHITTU

Bolton Wanderers have parted ways with defender Danny Shittu by releasing him from his contract. The 30-year-old centre-half joined the Trotters in 2008 following a positive two-year spell at Watford, but made only 12 appearances during his time at the club.

The player's failure to break into the first-team saw manager Owen Coyle giving the defender his blessing to hunt for a new employer.

BOLTON CAPTURE REAL MADRID DEFENDER

Bolton Wanderers have pulled off a major coup in the transfer market by signing young Real Madrid defender, Marcos Alonso. The 18-year-old will undergo a medical at the Reebok this weekend, ending Owen Coyle’s long and complex chase for his signature.

It is thought the Whites have agreed a fee of around £1.6million to land the Real Madrid full-back, who turned down the chance to join Portuguese giants Benfica to try his luck in the Premier League.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Bolton