Coyle can't hide frustration
Owen Coyle felt his Bolton side let victory slip through their fingers in Friday night's entertaining 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest at the Reebok Stadium.
Lewis McGugan gave Forest a 15th-minute lead courtesy of an unstoppable 30-yard drive and the visitors were far superior in the opening half hour.
Chris Eagles levelled for Bolton after Kevin Davies' header came back off the post and after the veteran striker set up Marvin Sordell to put Coyle's men ahead early in the second period, Andy Reid found a superb finish of his own for Forest's equaliser.
"Truth be told we really should have put the game to bed at 2-1," Coyle said. "The chances we had to finish the game off were real goalscoring opportunities, not half-chances.
"My frustration is that we've gifted them a soft second goal - a hopeful long ball that we could have dealt with in the centre-back position.
"Then Reid's run unmarked from the middle of the park. Fair play to him - it's a wonderful finish that he's done all his career, but I'm frustrated because there was a lot of good attacking play from our point of view and we showed a bit character coming from a goal behind.