Regular run key, says super Dan

The striker, on loan from Chelsea, has scored three goals in as

many matches for Wanderers and is enjoying life at the Reebok

Stadium. “I’m just delighted to be playing regular football, I’m

enjoying my football here and now I’m looking forward to the next

game,” he told Sky Sports 1. “The manager’s instilled a lot of

confidence in me, he’s told me to go out and play my normal game,

to shoot, to dribble and just show everybody what I’m about.”

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is another player to benefit from

a spell under Owen Coyle’s management with the Lancashire club,

having spent time on loan there last season before making his

breakthrough with the Gunners and England this term. He was at his

former stomping ground to watch the game and Sturridge continued:

“Jack’s different class, I spoke to him today and he said it’s a

good club and to see him here today shows the affection he still

has for the club. We’re good friends and I’m glad he’s doing so

well.” Defender Gary Cahill, whose deflected header set Wanderers

on their way to victory, said: “It was a good collective

performance, there were good individual performances and we got the

right result. “A few results went for us yesterday so it’s good

that we capitalised, I think we’re just a point behind Sunderland

now and we just have to keep our heads down and get on with our

work.” Bolton boss Owen Coyle played down talk of securing

Sturridge on a permanent deal. “That’s a discussion for May,” he

said. “Chelsea certainly have some of the world’s finest strikers

and Daniel, I believe, can really push himself into that category

if he continues to develop. “He looks as if he’s enjoying himself

when he’s playing. He lights the stadium up when he receives the

ball because you think something exciting is going to happen.”

Coyle was thrilled to pick up three points. He said on Sky Sports

1: “We knew we would have to be at a very high intensity to stop

them playing because of their quality, and I felt we did that.

“Having done that, we moved the ball very well ourselves. “I

thought it was a terrific advertisement for the Barclays Premier

League and I’m delighted to get the three points.” Frustrated

Everton manager David Moyes admitted: “That was the poorest

performance I can remember for a long time. “We conceded two bad

goals, but our play in between that was not good enough. We never

got started. We had a bit of the play for 20 minutes before

half-time and one or two chances, but we were never really at the

races.” The result leaves the Toffees just three points above the

Premier League’s bottom three – but Moyes believes the team have

enough quality to get clear of the relegation zone. “With the

players we’ve got we should get out of it, but the players aren’t

playing well enough,” he said. “They know themselves that was way

below the levels we set ourselves.”