Coyle challenges Trotters youngsters

05 February 2010 01:07
Coyle opted for creative midfielders in the transfer window with Vladimir Weiss and Jack Wilshere signing on loan from Manchester City and Arsenal respectively.[LNB]Aberdeen-born Stuart Holden also arrived on a short-term deal after cutting his ties with Houston Dynamo.[LNB]All three players look set to be included in the squad for the vital home match against Fulham on Saturday, although Holden has been troubled by a thigh problem.[LNB]Coyle has thrown down the gauntlet to the trio as he attempts to drive the club up the table.[LNB]He said: "Vladimir and Jack were not going to start in their respective teams but they have an opportunity to do so here.[LNB]"It they get that chance it is up to them to hold on to the jersey. It is a fair fight for everyone at this club.[LNB]"If you are doing well you will keep the jersey. They are young exciting players. Stuart also has a chance."[LNB]It is a busy spell for Bolton, who go into the match after losing to Liverpool at the weekend.[LNB]Lying just a point above the drop zone they face ambitious Manchester City at Eastlands on Tuesday.[LNB]However midfielder Matt Taylor believes Bolton can still claim a place in the top half of the table.[LNB]"With the players we have, we are capable of doing that but we need to start picking up results," he told the club's website.[LNB]"Games are being crammed in now because of the bad weather and it is very demanding. But that is what we are all here for.[LNB]"I won't complain at two games a week because there is no better feeling than running out on the pitch."[LNB]Coyle could recall Swedish striker Johan Elmander as Ivan Klasnic remains sidelined with an ankle injury.[LNB]The Bolton boss might feel the need to beef up his attacking options especially on their own patch after promising to give supporters value for money.[LNB]He said: "We recognise when you have home backing and people work hard all week to support you, you want to give them something to shout about.[LNB]"It's an exciting month but one we are looking forward to. When we are at home we have to use that to our advantage."[LNB]Under experienced manager Roy Hodgson, Fulham got back on track in midweek by beating Portsmouth.[LNB]Coyle added: "They will have been lifted by that result. We know they are a very good side, run by a top-class manager.[LNB]"We are at home, however, and have to try to use that to our advantage. I believe we have a group of players who can win us crucial points."[LNB][LNB]

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