Coyle optimistic over top-flight survival

Mon, 07 May 09:35:07 2012

Bolton boss Owen Coyle insists his shell-shocked side still have what it takes to clinch Barclays Premier League survival despite tossing away two potentially crucial points at home to West Brom.

Coyle's men looked sure to head into next week's final game at Stoke with their destiny in their own hands as they cruised into a 2-0 lead against the Baggies while relegation rivals QPR were being held at home.

But in a calamitous final five minutes, first Rangers grabbed a late winner at Loftus Road then James Morrison crashed in a last-minute equaliser for Roy Hodgson's side - meaning nothing but a win next week will do for the Trotters.

Coyle said: "We know we have to go and win next week. We have the opportunity to go and right what went wrong, and that's the beauty of football.

"We've shown we can win away from home and that's what we have to do again."


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