Nigel Reo-Coker makes his Bolton debut

28 July 2011 08:17
Nigel Reo-Coker made his Bolton debut just hours after signing a two-year deal with the club after his contract at Aston Villa came to an end.

New boy: Reo-Coker makes his debut

New signings Tyrone Mears and Chris Eagles also featured for Owen Coyle's side as they enjoyed a 2-0 win over Bury at Gigg Lane.

Reo-Coker signed as a free agent while Eagles and Mears are still in the process of finalising moves from Burnley, but were given special dispensation by the npower League One club to play.

Midfielder Reo-Coker, 27, put pen to paper on a two-year deal at the Reebok Stadium.

He said: 'I spoke with the gaffer and he outlined his plans and how he wants the club to progress.

'I want to be part of that and I'm looking forward to meeting up with the lads and getting to work.'Bolton boss Owen Coyle said: 'We're delighted to have signed Nigel.

'He's got the quality, drive and desire to compete at the highest level in the Premier League and I'm delighted we've been able to bring him to the club.'

Having signed Reo-Coker, Bolton are close to tying up a ?3m deal for Burnley pair Tyrone Mears and Chris Eagles.

The trio began on the bench, and watched Bolton take the lead moments before half-time when Ivan Klasnic fired home from close range after a corner.

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Reo-Coker, Eagles and Myers made their entrance at the break, and Eagles set up Reo-Coker for a chance he should have scored early in the second half.

Moments later, the second came when Gary Cahill headed home Martin Petrov's corner.

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Source: Daily_Mail