Bolton can’t afford January spree

Bolton manager Owen Coyle has admitted that he does not have money to spend in January, and will have to lift the Reebok Stadium outfit out of their current predicament with the players in his current squad.

The Trotters find themselves in the bottom three after ten defeats from their first 13 games of the season, and face a real battle to maintain their Premier League status this season.

Despite admitting he would like to strengthen when the transfer window reopens, Coyle has stated his faith in the current crop of players at the club.

“I’ve not had money anywhere I have been before,” he told Mirror Football.

“I came to the club two years ago, second bottom of the league, and never spent a penny. If you don’t have money, then there are ways and means of improving your team.

“If we do have the luxury of spending money, then great, but it’s not something I’m beating myself up about.

“Whatever hand you are dealt you make the best of it.

“I’m at a fantastic club with great people and we all have to make sure we get ourselves out of the dangerous area we’re in,” he stated.

Bolton’s fixture list does not get any easier, as they face in-form Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

By Gareth McKnight