Coyle cools Trotters' Euro talk

14 November 2010 01:43
Owen Coyle has cooled talk of Bolton qualifying for Europe this season - saying the Trotters are simply aiming to better last season's finish.

Following Saturday's 3-2 Premier League win at Wolves, Wanderers have now lost only once in nine league games.

But with supporters' expectations now raised, Coyle has stressed that his overall target for the season - to improve on last year's 14th-place finish - has not changed.

"My aspirations are well-documented," Coyle said.

"At any football club that I'm fortunate enough to be the manager of, I always try to improve that club on a year on year basis, recognising that some years it is easier than others in terms of finance.

"Sometimes you can go and spend and we have not had that luxury this year, but we have a group of players who give everything they have got.

"The group is a joy to work with and we have to keep striving to be the best we can.

"We have shown that we can go toe-to-toe with the best, that we can defend for our lives if we have to and we can show a little bit of quality on the ball."

Source: Team_Talk