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Owen Coyle Discusses Transfer Targets

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Owen Coyle did a lengthy interview with the official website this morning. The conversation focuses on Bolton Wanderers' relegation to the Championship and the team's plans going forward. One of the important facets of the interview was Coyle discussing where Bolton will look to strengthen the team heading into the 2012/2013 season.

"In the full-back areas there is Tyrone Mears and Joe Riley who can play on the right, while Sam Ricketts and Marcos Alonso can play on the left.

"At centre-back there is Tim Ream and, obviously, with the injury to David Wheater we need to strengthen that area with a couple of bodies.

"In the midfield there is Mark Davies and Darren Pratley, plus we are hoping Stuart Holden will be back for the start of next season. We also have young Josh Vela, but we will be looking to add another one to that area.

"In the wide positions there is Chris Eagles, Chung-Yong Lee, Gregg Wylde and Martin Petrov, and from a striking point of view there's Kevin Davies, David Ngog and Marvin Sordell.

"The infrastructure and platform is there for that to be a very progressive, young team moving forward and that is what we will look to do.

Bolton definitely need another couple of central defenders and given the injury histories of the rest of the team, every area could use at least another body. The conversation goes on to cover a whole range of topics. Owen Coyle discusses the fans, the academy, Sammy Lee, and bouncing right back up on other things. We definitely suggest that you go and read it.

One of the players that Bolton Wanderers have been linked with recently is Hudderfield's Jordan Rhodes. The 22 year old has been immense in League one, scoring 40 goals in 45 appearances this season and 71 in 108 starts. Rhodes won't go on the cheap though as £3.5 million is the reported cost. There are a number of Premier League clubs in the mix and Fulham is believed to be the likely destination for the youngster. Multiple reports suggest that Bolton Wanderers scouted Rhodes as Huddersfield beat MK Dons last week to advance to Wembley and a chance at the Championship.