Smells like team spirit to Coyle

16 June 2009 08:03
Coyle assembled a closely-knit squad last term as they came through the play-offs and sealed promotion to England's top tier.

But despite the inevitable summer signings, Coyle insists that the togetherness amongst his players will be crucial.

"I know it's easy to bandy these words about but we are very much in it together and we've shown that," he said. "You need to be there every day to see how we go about it. There's a real sense of community.

"That will see us through or certainly help us next year, there's no doubt about that.

"When things go against you, that's when you see the spirit.

"It's easy, it really is, when you're winning and things are going well to come in and talk about team spirit and camaraderie.

"But I said it at the start of the season when we went to Sheffield Wednesday and we were 1-0 down after 12 seconds.

"Then we lost our home game the next week 3-0. We didn't play badly but just everything went against us.

"I still saw the same togetherness on that training ground and that's how we were able to turn it around.

"I think that's going to be important to us next season, there's no doubt about it."

Source: Team_Talk

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