Coyle Pleased To Have Mears Back

  • February 06, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Owen Coyle has admitted the return of Tyrone Mears was a welcome boost, despite Bolton losing 2-0 at Norwich on Saturday.

With Gretar Steinsson and Joe Riley ruled out through injury, Mears finally made his Wanderers debut at Carrow Road after six months out with a broken leg.

Despite the poor result in Norfolk, Coyle believes the inclusion of Mears in the his starting eleven will only boost the club's fortunes for the rest of the season.

"It's great to have Tyrone back," Coyle said. "He sustained a broken leg in the summer and he's worked hard to get back to a good level now.

"Gretar Steinsson had a hamstring injury and Joe Riley has hurt his groin and had to miss out so Tyrone came in.

"He's played three or four reserve matches and a couple of behind-closed-doors games, but it's playing in the Barclays Premier League that really brings you on and he'll improve because of the outing today.

"If there is a positive to come out of the game it's having Tyrone back."

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