Elmander can turn it around - Coyle

20 January 2010 09:01
Elmander has struggled to make an impression at the Reebok Stadium since he was signed by Gary Megson for a fee of around £10million in June 2008.[LNB]The Sweden international has scored just eight goals for Wanderers in all competitions and has not even made the starting line-up since November.[LNB]But having taken over as boss, Coyle - who played up front for Bolton in the 1990s - is keen to give his new players a chance to prove their worth and he believes Elmander can rediscover his touch in front of goal.[LNB]"I have played as a striker myself and been at different clubs," said Coyle, who brought Elmander on for the last 10 minutes of Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Arsenal, his first match in charge.[LNB]"I think if a striker isn't scoring goals, they are always going to come in for criticism. I have spoken to Johan and it's a clean slate for him, but it's up to him to show the qualities he has.[LNB]"He came to the club with a big reputation and nobody gave him that reputation - he earned that through his quality.[LNB]"There is no doubt as far as I'm concerned that he can go and rekindle that and show everybody the quality he has.[LNB]"Ultimately it's up to him, when he gets the chance, to show everybody what a top player he is."[LNB][LNB]

Source: Team_Talk