Coyle Backs Sordell To Shine

  • September 26, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton boss Owen Coyle has backed Marvin Sordell to bounce back from recent disappointment and become a success at the Reebok Stadium.

Sordell has made just eight appearances since a £3million move from Watford in January and failed to make the bench as Wanderers won 2-1 at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Kevin Davies, David Ngog and Benik Afobe have been the preferred names on Coyle's teamsheet in recent weeks, but the Trotters boss admits the England under-21 international will get his opportunity soon.

"I think that David Ngog and Kevin Davies have been doing well as a pair up front, so when it came to picking my bench, we knew that Jay Spearing’s fitness had been touch and go, so we felt that we needed to put that extra midfielder in there," Coyle told The Bolton News.

"Stephen Warnock can play there and he scored against us last year from that position, so I felt it was important we had that option.

"He (Sordell) missed out on this occasion but there's no doubt his day will come. There are only 11 first team shirts and since the Hull result I think we have improved, accepting we didn't get the result we wanted at Birmingham.

"Tim Ream and Gregg Wylde were the other ones who missed out but that just tells me that we've got a healthy squad and some great competition.

"It's up to the ones who are in now to make the most of it because I have got the scope to chop and change."

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