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Coyle relishing Latics tie

22 Oct 2009 17:04:30

Coyle relishing Latics tie

Burnley manager Owen Coyle is hoping Saturday's game against Wigan will be an entertaining encounter. Coyle's Clarets side take on Roberto Martinez's Latics at Turf Moor in the Premier League, with both teams having started the season brightly. Burnley have picked up 12 points so far while Wigan are hot on their tails with 10, and Coyle thinks both sides play the game in an exciting and entertaining manner. "I expect there to be a lot of players on the park that will have a positive influence, in terms of trying to do something in the game that excites and pleases the crowd and that will be entertaining," he said. "At the same time, it will be within the work ethic that you have to help your team. "I have no doubt that both teams will be going all out to win the match and we have to make sure we are at our very best." Praise Coyle was also full of praise for Martinez, who moved to the DW Stadium during the summer after a successful spell with Swansea, admitting he has a good relationship with the Spaniard. "I knew him (Martinez) when he was a player at Wigan," he added. "Scott Green, who I played with at Bolton, and Roberto were friends so I bumped into him a couple of times, and then I have had a relationship with him since I sold him Jason Scotland from St Johnstone to Swansea when Jason was coming out of contract. "You only have to look at his Swansea teams and now his Wigan team to know that he likes to play football that is pleasing on the eye and that everyone enjoys. He has a great knowledge of football. "Roberto built that team and that football club up (at Swansea) and that is similar to what we are trying to do here at Burnley. "There are a lot of attributes that he holds and I have no doubt that he will continue to improve as a manager and go from strength to strength."


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