Despite missing out on Saturday's emphatic season opener at Loftus Road, Bolton new boy Tuncay Sanli says he can't wait to get going under the stewardship of Trotters boss Owen Coyle.

The 29-year-old striker moved to the Reebok Stadium on a season-long loan from Wolfsburg on Friday, and travelled down to west London with the rest of the first-team squad, where he saw Bolton cruise to a 4-0 victory.

Reflecting on his move back to England and the Barclays Premier League - a place that Tuncay has already enjoyed four successful years playing with Middlesbrough and Stoke - he struggled to hide his excitement for the challenge that lies ahead.

"When I first met the Gaffer he told me he wanted me to play football for him," he told the club's official website. "I want to play football for him too, [and] I'm so happy to be here.

"I know all about Bolton because England has been my second home for almost three years. I love life and football in England, so I'm delighted to be able to play in the Premier League again."

Tuncay believes it will take him no time at all to settle in to life at his new club, and says the pre-season he already has under his belt with Wolfsburg will hopefully put him in contention for a speedy introduction to the first-team.


 

"There seems to be a very good atmosphere here and I know a few of the players too," he continued. "I was a team-mate of big David Wheater at Middlesbrough and I'm familiar with Ivan Klasnic and Martin Petrov from international games.

"They are all very friendly guys. But I know everyone anyhow because of my previous time in the Premier League, [and] I cannot wait to get started."

Coyle echoed the feel-good factor around Bolton's latest acquisition, and has high hopes for the Turkish international.

"He has great experience added to the proven quality he possesses. We are very pleased to have brought him to our club."

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