Triple worry for Coyle
Bolton have early concerns over David Wheater, Martin Petrov and Nigel Reo-Coker ahead of the must-win game at Stoke.
Never has the term a 'must-win' game been more true after Wanderers let a two-goal lead slip against West Brom on Sunday to leave them in the bottom three, two points behind QPR with one game to play. With Mark Hughes' men travelling to Manchester City, who need a win to guarantee the Premier League title, Coyle is well aware that three points at the Britannia Stadium should be enough to keep them up. Easier said than done though especially after Bolton showed an amazing lack of bottle to let a two points slip after leading 2-0 with 15 minutes remaining. Any repeat and Bolton's 11-year stay in the Premier League will be coming to an end, but Coyle is convinced Bolton will do the business on the last day, just like Wigan did last year. "We need to go to Stoke to win. It's as simple as that," Coyle told reporters after the game. "My belief before the game was that we were going to need four points from the two matches. We've taken one today when it should have been three, but we were always going to have to get a result at Stoke. "If we'd have won the game today, we would have still needed to go to Stoke to get some sort of a result. So in a bizarre way, maybe it can be a good thing that we are focused on what we have to do - to go away and win the game and not be settling for draws or anything else. "We'll dust ourselves down, take our medicine and pick ourselves up, and look to pick the best team possible for the final game of the season and look to try to win those elusive three points. And who's to say they won't be the best three points of the season?." Wheater picked up a knee injury in the first half and is now a huge doubt, while Petrov and Reo-Coker are also carrying knocks. One huge boost for Bolton is the return of Chung Yong Lee who came on for the last 10 minutes and could be in contention to start at Stoke.