Latics won't get to keep Ali - Coyle

17 July 2010 12:08
olton manager Owen Coyle is adamant that Oman international goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi's loan move to Wigan will not become permanent.[LNB] Al-Habsi joined the Trotters from Lyn Oslo in 2006 but has made only 10 appearances in four years due to the form of Jussi Jaaskelainen at the Reebok Stadium.[LNB]Now 28, and contracted to Bolton until 2013, he was keen to get first-team football and jumped at the chance to join Wigan when offered a loan move.[LNB]However, Coyle insists Al-Habsi will only be away for one season as he is still an important member of his squad in the long term.[LNB]"It's an opportunity for Ali to gain some first team experience with an established Premier League side," he said. "Ali is a terrific lad and a loyal servant to Bolton Wanderers.[LNB]"We had a chat and felt this was a chance for him to get some games under his belt.[LNB]"Jussi Jaaskelainen is our number one and Ali has found himself behind one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League. [LNB]"This season-long loan means he will come back to us stronger."

Source: Team_Talk