Coyle hopeful of keeping duo

Coyle is keen to keep hold of Cahill and Elmander because they turn

up for training with a smile on their face. Chairman Phil Gartside

set alarm bells ringing among the supporters when he indicated the

duo might have to move on as the club’s debt has risen to

£93million. Former Aston Villa defender Cahill is being

coveted by a number of clubs while in-form striker Elmander is out

of contract in the summer. Coyle claims he is under no pressure to

sell the players and received a boost when Cahill re-iterated it

was “a real joy” to play for Bolton. Coyle said: “I am well aware

that Gary is happy. You only have to see how he is playing.

“Alongside Johan Elmander, Kevin Davies and Jussi (Jaaskelainen),

these are the type of players I want at this football club. “They

all all look to be happy in their work, which I what I am after. If

that is the case I can get the best from them. “The conversations I

have had with the chairman and the owner (Eddie Davies) I am not

under any duress to sell players. If that was the case we would

have done that back in August. “If and when the right offer comes

in for anybody you would have to look at it because of the business

side of football. But I do not feel under any more pressure today

than I was two days ago to sell any players. “Of course I would

like Gary and Johan to stay as I am here to to try and build a team

and take it on.” Cahill is concentrating on helping the club

progress. “I’m contracted to Bolton Wanderers and I’m enjoying my

football and my time here,” he told the Bolton News. “The whole

reason why I left Villa was because I needed to play games and the

only way I was going to improve was by playing. “I just need to

keep my head down and keep focused on the job I’ve got to do at

Bolton. It’s a real joy to be part of the team at the moment.”

Gartside would also like to trim the wage bill and Coyle accepts

that may happen in the summer when nine players are out of

contract. “It is something I am conscious of as I inherited most of

the squad, ” he said. “If it helps us financially it is something

we might have to do. “Players out of contract every year at every

club and we are no different. That is something we will look at at

the right time, give the right scrutiny to and decide where we go

from there.” Bolton face Wolves at Molineux on Saturday and Coyle

expects a tough shift even though the home side are struggling to

win games. Coyle added: “Their performance levels have been very

high. You saw that the other night against Arsenal and Manchester

United at the weekend. Mick McCarthy is doing a fantastic job.”