Trio give Coyle cause for optimism

28 February 2010 02:07
Rookies Jack Wilshere, Chung-Yong Lee and Stuart Holden are showing the kind of dynamism and invention in the middle of the park that should serve the Trotters well.[LNB]The trio were impressive in Saturday's crucial Premier League victory against Wolves at the Reebok Stadium - Zat Knight scoring the winner with his first goal since arriving from Aston Villa.[LNB]It came about after 21-year-old Lee chased a lost cause in first-half stoppage time and set up the defender.[LNB]Meanwhile Wilshere, 19, on loan from Arsenal, worked tirelessly while Holden troubled Wolves with his delivery from set pieces.[LNB]At 24, it was the Aberdeen-born player's league debut after he decided to quit Houston Dynamo and try his luck again in England following an unsuccessful spell at Sunderland.[LNB]Former Burnley boss Coyle is convinced Gunners' teenager Wilshere has a bright future.[LNB]"For the country as a whole, that is the type you want, English players who have composure on the ball," said the Bolton boss.[LNB]"He covered every blade of grass as well. Of course he has stuff to learn. That is why he is not a first- team regular at Arsenal. But that is not a disgrace.[LNB]"We will give Jack a platform as we believe in him and he will continue to do better."[LNB]Coyle believes Lee, who arrived from FC Seoul in the summer, could secure a place in the World Cup with South Korea.[LNB]He said: "Lee is such an exciting talent and has played a year without a break.[LNB]"That is big ask and he had lost a little bit of sharpness. That's why I rested him in the cup game at Tottenham in midweek.[LNB]"Lee is evolving, however, and recovered well. He is a level-headed young man, who is working hard. He is coming on a treat and could be a big star."[LNB]Coyle also praised Holden for his "hunger and desire" to prove himself in England.[LNB]Like Lee, Holden is now aiming to improve his international credentials with South Africa looming on the horizon.[LNB]He is in the United States squad to face Holland in a friendly in Amsterdam on Wednesday.[LNB]Before leaving to join up with his international team-mates he posted his thoughts on his league debut on social networking site Facebook.[LNB]"What an experience today, " he wrote. "Loved every second of it and looking forward to the next match. Thanks for great support, huge win for us."[LNB]The one bonus for Wolves manager Mick McCarthy was the return of Andy Keogh following his quick recovery from an ankle injury.[LNB]Keogh will improve their attacking options - while both David Jones and Kevin Foley saw shots come back off the woodwork.[LNB]McCarthy said: "It is good to have Andy back. He has not had any football really but is one of the fittest guys in the club. It has given everyone a lift."[LNB][LNB] Barclays Premier League Relegation 2009/2010. Click here to bet.  

Source: Team_Talk