Coyle backed to find new Wilshere

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Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside has backed manager Owen Coyle to find another young gem in this summers transfer window.

Since moving to Bolton from Burnley, Coyle has signed Jack Wilshere, who is now staring for Arsenal and England, and Daniel Sturridge, who scored eight goals in 12 games for the Trotters during the back end of last season.

And with the club expecting another busy transfer window, Gartside has given his backing to his manager.

“If Owen spots another young star player somewhere, whether to loan or buy, what he did with Jack Wilshere and Daniel is going to attract someone," he said.

"I don't want to sit and preach but I know that if Owen sits in front of a player right now, young or old, and wants him, he'll get him.


"No-one will turn a chance down to come and work with him because his character is just that infectious.

"Everywhere he's been, at Burnley or St Johnstone, he's been prudent in getting players in, given them confidence and made them better. You can see that in the players who were in the team who might have been struggling a bit before he came. He's changed the way they've played.

"You can't give a player more skill or ability, all you can do is mould it.

"That's why Owen will go higher in the game, because of that ability to get more out of players."

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