"The game will be of a high intensity, so we're looking forward to going out there and getting the points that will move us up the league table," says the manager
Owen Coyle says his side can’t wait to get back out on the Reebok pitch and attempt to pick up three points against an in-form Leeds United side on Tuesday evening.
Wanderers suffered a slender 1-0 reverse against Crystal Palace on home soil on Saturday, after Glenn Murray converted a late penalty.
And heading into the Leeds game, the manager revealed he and his side are confident of getting their campaign back on track in the best possible way.
“The uncontrollables went against us in the game against Crystal Palace and we’re all obviously disappointed not to have taken any points,” Coyle said in his Monday morning press conference.
“I don’t think we played as well as we had the previous week against Sheffield Wednesday, but we certainly still did enough to win the game on Saturday. We had some guilt-edged chances and we need to be ruthless in front of goal when they come our way.
“We’ve got to stay together, stay united and go and pick up those wins.
“I think the Leeds United game will help us in many ways. They’re bringing 4,500 fans who will be vocal, and that, combined with the support of the Bolton fans will make for a great atmosphere.
“The game will be of a high intensity, so we’re looking forward to going out there and getting the points that will move us up the league table.
“We need that cutting edge going forward, and that comes with hard work and repetition because we do create plenty of chances.
“Leeds obviously had a good away win at the weekend over Bristol City. I’ve spoken to the Bristol City manager Derek McInnes, who is a very good friend of mine, about the threats Leeds pose.
“Equally we’ll be going into the game looking to impose ourselves.
“Marcos Alonso will definitely miss out. He picked up a knock in the game against Sheffield Wednesday and we were hoping he was going to be able to shake it off, but that hasn’t been the case.
“Young Benik Afobe has been able to train, so he’ll be back in contention once again. He had a bit of a concern with the top of his leg but has got the all-clear now.
“Out with that, the long-term injuries are what they are, and we all have to be ready to go and win a big three points for the club.”
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