Manager's Morecambe Reaction

"We played very well over the piece," says Owen Coyle after Bolton's 2-0 win at Morecambe

Manager Owen Coyle declared himself pleased with the performance and result as Wanderers ran out winners in their fifth pre-season friendly at Morecambe.

Chris Eagles capped his outstanding performance with the deadlock-breaking goal on three minutes before David Ngog's first strike of pre-season made it 2-0 shortly after.

"We started brightly and played very well over the piece," said Coyle.

"We scored two really good goals resulting from some terrific moves and, to be fair, we could have had a few more with the chances we created.

"It gave us another opportunity to get more players minutes under their belt and we made a number of changes following the game against Crewe.

"It's key for us at this stage to build up the fitness throughout the squad and we are pleased with the progress on that front.

"Tonight we had six players complete the full 90 minutes, including Joe Riley, Gregg Wylde and Marcos Alonso, while Josh Vela and Michael O'Halloran did well during their involvement.

"It was good to have David back in the side. He looked sharp, his movement was good and he took his goal well. It was an encouraging sign.

"Morecambe created a couple of decent opportunities but it was also nice also to get a shut-out.

"Overall I am delighted with how it went. We passed and moved the ball well and thoroughly deserved the win."

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