Coyle bemoans season of "trauma and turmoil"
Owen Coyle feels Bolton have had a season "you could not make up", but remains confident they can beat the drop on Sunday.
It has been an injury-blighted campaign for the Trotters, with key players like Stuart Holden (knee) and Lee Chung-yong (broken leg) heading a lengthy casualty list and barely able to feature.
Fellow Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch in an FA Cup game at Tottenham in March, then last weekend defender David Wheater became the latest member of the Bolton squad to pick up a serious injury, sustaining cruciate ligament damage in his right knee.
Wanderers' season of setbacks could yet finish with their relegation from the Barclays Premier League, but while their manager has described what the team has been through as "beyond belief", he is still optimistic of a happy outcome.
"David (Wheater) had been in fine form and his injury probably sums up our season," Coyle said. "It has been unprecedented - knee injuries putting players out for such a long period of time, leg breaks.
"It has just been incredible, with everything that happened to Fabrice as well. It has been great to see his smile now - how well he is recovering is a big positive that has come out of everything. There has been huge trauma and turmoil in terms of injuries and illness, but we have just got on with it and always remained grounded."