Hopefully the two week break will have made Owen Coyle and players have a look of what has been going wrong and how things can be improved. Bolton legend, John McGinlay, has backed his former room mate and stated "The fans don’t see what goes on behind closed doors. They don’t see what the manager has had cut off his budget, what he has had to do and what he has to work with. You can see what he is trying to do, he’s trying to put together a young and hungry team that wants to go out and do well for Bolton Wanderers."
“That is going to take time, it doesn’t happen overnight. Owen lives and breathes football and I’m sure this club will do well. It’s been a transitional period recently. He’s had to change the budget and wages have been cut. You have to cut your cloth accordingly when you come down from the Premier League."
“But I do think it has given the club the opportunity to get itself on the right footing for the future.”
“There was a lot of dead wood in the squad last year, picking up money for no reason because many weren’t even playing. I think eleven players have gone off the wage bill – between £16-£17million saved – and only one of those played in the team. That’s a lot of money going down the drain for no reason."
“Owen has some good young players in the team now and hopefully they can get the results to go with it.”
Bolton's past four matches against Watford have resulted in victories and Bolton Nuts hopes this pattern continues.