Coyle: Davies Still In My Plans

  • December 24, 2011 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton boss Owen Coyle insists Kevin Davies is still a major part of his plans for the football club.

After a poor run of form, Davies was an unused substitute in the 2-1 victory at his former club, Blackburn Rovers, on Tuesday night.

Coyle opted to line-up with the attacking duo of Ivan Klasnic and David Ngog at Ewood Park but the Trotters believes people have read too much into the decision, causing unnecessary speculation over the captain's future.

"What we did was make a number of changes, it wasn't just one change," Coyle said.

"We do that from game to game because the bottom line is, when you're not winning matches, as we hoped we would be, you've got to change things where you can.

"For his part the skipper's been magnificent. He's an outstanding player, he's an outstanding man and he loves the football club and I think if truth be told he's been trying too hard.

"As captain he takes that responsibility on board and is a terrific ambassador for this football club and an outstanding player. He's got a big role to play at this football club.

"We made the decision the other night and whether we look to change it for Newcastle time will tell, but I certainly can't reveal too much and give Alan Pardew too much information."

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