Coyle: Hodgson exit will boost Baggies

Owen Coyle

Owen Coyle

First published in Sport © by

Bolton boss Owen Coyle is not convinced his side's chances of overcoming West Brom have been boosted by Roy Hodgson's appointment as England manager.

Wanderers host an Albion team who are coming to terms with the news that broke earlier this week about their head coach Hodgson, who will leave them at the end of the season to take up his new post with the Three Lions.

The effect that may have on the Baggies remains to be seen but asked how he thought the news about Hodgson might affect the way Albion play, Coyle said: "I don't see why it would be a hindrance."

With Bolton, in 18th, and 17th-placed QPR currently separated by goal difference alone with two games left to go each, a below-par display by West Brom at the Reebok Stadium could have a major impact on the battle to beat the drop.

Coyle added: "I would love it to be (a hindrance), but I don't see why.

"They have the England manager now, he is an outstanding man and they have very good players.

"But we have to focus on what we can do at Bolton and make sure we get to our best.

"If we do that, we have shown that we can win points and win games."

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree