Coyle Reveals Warnock Interest

  • September 20, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton boss Owen Coyle has confirmed he is interested in bringing Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock to the Reebok Stadium.

Wanderers targeted the full-back in the latter stages of the summer transfer window, but were unable to agree a deal.

Villa boss Paul Lambert is understood to be willing to let the 30-year-old leave the club, and with the Football League loan window now open, Bolton are in a good position to pursue a deal.

Speaking about the possibility of signing the former Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers man, Coyle confirmed his interest in the player, but admitted any possibility of a deal will depend on the state of the club's finances.

"Stephen Warnock is a player I've always liked, I've got to say that," Coyle said.

"We tried to do something before the deadline with him and it never materialised.

"I don't know if that's been regurgitated or whatever. There's no doubt he's a very good player and a good lad.

"But, again, if we're doing anything as regards loan market, finances will dictate everything we're trying to do.

"The loan market is an avenue that's open to us and it's something we always look at. But I think it would be wrong to say we're close to signing any individual player at this moment in time."

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