Coyle: More to come from Trotters

These remain early days, both this season and in terms of Coyle’s
reign as he has only been in charge for just over nine months. But
Saturday’s 2-1 injury-time win over Stoke has elevated Bolton to
seventh in the Barclays Premier League, just three points behind
second-placed Arsenal. It is clear Coyle has turned Bolton into a
far more difficult team to beat these days, as one loss from their
opening eight matches testifies. The Scot can have no complaints
but he knows there is more to come from a group of players
undoubtedly enjoying working with him. “The great thing is we’re
one of the teams in the Barclays Premier League that has spent
little or next to nothing,” said Coyle. “We’ve not spent
£15million or £20million like some other clubs, and of
course we wish we had that available, but we don’t. “So we make the
best of what we’ve got, and we’ve a group of players who are a joy
to work with, they really are. “They come in with a smile on their
face on a daily basis and are prepared to work hard, to take on
board what we are trying to say, the points I’m trying to get
across. “In this game they showed their quality, and long may that
continue, so we’re pleased at this moment, but we’re nowhere near.
“We’re very much a work in progress and we have to continue with
our hard work in each and every game, which presents a different
challenge in what is the best league in the world. “To get the
three points, which are elusive in this league because of the
nature of it and the quality you face, puts us in a nice position,
but that’s all it is. “All the hard work is ahead of us, we know
that, and we’re prepared for it.” Up until a frenetic final few
minutes it appeared Bolton were on course for a fourth successive
draw at the Reebok Stadium this season. In an entertaining game,
Lee Chung-yong’s first club goal for nine months midway through the
first half was cancelled out just three minutes after the restart
when Rory Delap ended a 21-month drought. Both sides then wasted
chances and the game looked set to remain a draw until 77th-minute
substitute Ivan Klasnic latched onto a long throw from Gretar
Steinsson in the second minute of injury time to rifle home the
winner. But Klasnic’s afternoon did not end there as he then
collected two yellow cards in three minutes to earn himself a red
and subsequent dismissal. Although disappointed, it failed to take
the gloss off a fine win for Coyle who added: “It’s great to get
that first home win “It means we’re still unbeaten at home,
although I still believe we should have more points than we do at
this stage. “But we were fully deserving of the three here and
we’re delighted to get them.”