Coyle blames poor finishing for cup draw

Bolton boss Owen Coyle lamented some poor finishing from his side on Saturday in their 0-0 draw with Wigan in the FA Cup fourth round.

With neither side able to break the deadlock at Reebok Stadium, the teams now face a replay to decide who moves into the round of 16 and Coyle said he feels replays are still the best way to decide drawn cup ties.

“There were certainly chances at both ends,” Coyle said.

“I did feel that we had two gilt-edged chances. I would normally expect us to hit the back of the net but we didn’t take them.”

“Now we both find ourselves with a replay to content with.”

“I think you have to give Wigan credit, they defended for their lives when they had to. Now we’ve both got an extra game to contend with which we probably both didn’t want.”

“I personally love the FA Cup I think it’s the best competition in world football. Replays have always been in place and I don’t see why we should change them.”

“We all realise that the Barclays Premier League is the best league in the world and everyone wants to be fresh and energetic for that but you have to pay respect to the FA Cup and we’ll do that.”

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez said he was pleased with the spirit shown by his young side, and declared he wanted to use a positive result in the cup as a springboard to get his team out of the Premier League relegation zone.

“I’m honest with you. I think it will be very, very positive for us,” Martinez said.

“We made changes today and I feel that games like this are very good for us. We’ve got a young squad that probably need football, we need to play in certain conditions.”

“Today we had two or three very good performances and these players are shouting that they want to have a role in this team in the last third of this competition and that’s reassuring.”

“We wanted the cup to be a help to our league campaign.”

“The manner that we performed today showed great concentration, we knew that it was going to be a tough game because we know Bolton play with great confidence.”

 


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