Coyle keeps Taylor in his thoughts

Taylor has lost his starting spot with the Trotters following the
summer arrival of Martin Petrov from Manchester City. At a time
when Coyle admits he needs to release players if he is to bring any
more into the Reebok Stadium ahead of the August transfer window
closing, the 28-year-old has been mentioned as one of those who
might make way. However, ahead of Tuesday night’s Carling Cup trip
to Southampton, Coyle has assured Taylor he still has a major role
to play at the club. “Matty Taylor is a fantastic player who has
had an unbelievable Premier League career,” said Coyle. “He is
frustrated at the moment because he has been on the bench and
Martin Petrov is in possession of that wide-left berth. “I can
understand that but he has a huge role to play at the club.” As
Coyle is preparing to draft a number of fringe players into his
starting line-up at St Mary’s, Taylor is one of those in
contention. Back-up goalkeeper Adam Bogdan could also make his
debut, as Coyle is thinking about resting Jussi Jaaskelainen. Danny
Ward will not be involved though as the 18-year-old striker is set
to go out on loan to an npower Championship club at some stage in
the next fortnight. “The likelihood is we will be letting Danny
Ward go out on loan later this week so I wouldn’t want to cup-tie
him,” confirmed Coyle.