Bolton v Macclesfield reaction

Wanderers came from behind to beat the Silkmen in the second round

of the competition at the Reebok Stadium on Wednesday night. The

visitors took the lead through Emile Sinclair but Wanderers came on

strong in the second half with Tuncay scoring one and setting up

Martin Petrov for the winner 17 minutes from time. “Tuncay put

himself in great positions and we know the ability he has,” said

Coyle, who has had to wait almost a fortnight for the Turkey

international to become available because of work permit issues

following his loan move from Wolfsburg. “He hasn’t trained with us

for 10 days so for him to come in and show the desire and hunger

from the start is a credit. “He produced a terrific finish and he

was desperate to get another. “He will get better as he gets

fitter.” Coyle was pleased to have safely negotiated passage into

the third round having gone behind early on. “These cup ties are

notoriously tricky because teams make a lot of changes and when you

make eight (as Bolton did) there is always a chance there isn’t

that cohesion or fluency that you want,” he added. “We started the

game really well and should have gone in front but then conceded a

soft goal and I think everyone could see the mistakes that were

made. “Macclesfield were always a threat – I’ve been there on many

occasions as the underdog both as a player and manager and it is a

cup final for them. “But we scored two very good goals and we could

have scored six or seven in the second half.” Macclesfield boss

Gary Simpson was pleased with his side’s performance, particularly

in the first half, but admitted his side could not match up to the

quality at Coyle’s disposal. “It wasn’t a disappointing night. We

have come to a Premier League club and played against international

players and it is quite nice actually,” he said. “For 45 minutes we

were as good as anyone could have hoped for. “We out-passed them,

out-worked them and we got a good goal. “We had chances to get a

couple more and they were left scratching their heads. “We had them

rattled, no two ways about it. But I’m taking nothing away from

them and the players have enjoyed it. “They acquitted themselves

very well. If we had got a second goal it could have been

interesting. “To come here and play like that is a credit to the

club and League Two as a whole.”