Coyle Facing Goalkeeper Decision

  • September 25, 2010 | By Chris Mann
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Ahead of Bolton's game with Manchester United on Sunday, Wanderers boss Owen Coyle admits he is facing a selection problem in goal.

After completing a three-match suspension, Jussi Jaaskelainen is available for selection once again. However, the form of Adam Bogdan during the Finn's absence has given Coyle a welcome problem and one he fully predicted would happen at the start of the season.

"It's a hard decision," Coyle told The Bolton News. "Adam has done terrifically but, of course, we now have one of the best goalkeepers in the entire Premier League available to us.

"With young Adam, it's pleasing when your opinion comes to fruition.

"There were a number of reasons to send Ali (Al Habsi) out on loan to Wigan but one of them was that we had tremendous belief in Adam.

"There was finance involved as well, with the loan fee and salary that Wigan pay for Ali, but I felt as a manager that it was a win-win situation and that certainly proved to be the case.

"The quality of the opposition has nothing to do with it. United have some of the best players world and an unbelievable manager to go with it, so we're under no illusions about the task we are facing.

"But it won't affect who we choose in the game."

Despite the form of Bogdan in the last three games, Coyle is expected to recall Jaaskelainen for the noon kick-off.

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