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Coyle pleased to get off the mark

24 Jan 2010 - 11:05:25

Owen Coyle admitted he was relieved to pick up his first win at the Bolton Wanderers helm after Saturday's FA Cup success against Sheffield United.

The Trotters were 2-0 winners over the Championship club after Gretar Steinsson and Johan Elmander scored the goals that booked their passage into the fifth round.

But after back-to-back Premier League defeats to Arsenal to begin his managerial reign, Coyle was delighted to kick-start his reign in the cup.

"When you come into any job you want to hit the ground running and get a win as early as you can and it was nice to get it today," said the former Burnley boss.

"Accepted my first two games were against Arsenal, who have tremendous quality, but I thought we did enough in those two games to win football matches and we did that today.

"I felt the first half was quite even and I just told the lads at half-time to pass and move the ball a bit more and take care of it rather than be one-dimensional in our play.

"We did that and scored two very good goals and could have had a few others.

"I'm delighted to take the win, a clean sheet and a lot of positives in terms of the goal threat we had, particularly in the second half."


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