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Coyle fires Trotters warning
14 Mar 2010 - 10:58:42
Owen Coyle insists Bolton Wanderers are not yet out of the relegation woods, despite Saturday's 4-0 rout of local rivals Wigan Athletic.
Goals by Johan Elmander, Kevin Davies, Fabrice Muamba and Matt Taylor helped move the Trotters up to 13th place in the table.
They are now eight points clear of the relegation places but, although admitting he was delighted with the club's biggest win in three years, Coyle is refusing to let his thoughts drift to life in the top-flight next season.
He explained: "We are certainly not safe yet, that's for sure.
"We've got a great result today, but we've still got some points to pick up to make sure that we are a Premier League club next year.
"We've got a tough period of games coming up so we are going to have to be at our best, but we are capable of picking up points in those games."
Coyle also heaped praise on Elmander and Muamba after the latter bagged his first goal for the club.
"Johan and Fabrice have both been outstanding for me from day one," he continued.
"I am so pleased for Johan who has worked so hard. You ask any of his team-mates how valuable he is to the team.
"Fabrice is a young English player and I believe he has the scope to develop into a truly fantastic player."