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.