Sturridge still a Trotters target

The 21-year-old Chelsea player proved an outstanding success during a four-month stint with the Trotters last term, scoring eight goals in 12 Barclays Premier League appearances. With Sturridge now facing a tough battle for his place back at Stamford Bridge, Coyle hopes the Londoners will agree to loan him out again.

Coyle told the club's website, "I feel with Daniel that another period with Bolton Wanderers would certainly take him on to the next level of his career, and then be a starter for Chelsea."

He added: "Just now he is under Drogba, Torres, Malouda, Anelka, Kalou - as outstanding a player as Daniel is.

"Time will tell but we give them the platform, the opportunity and the belief to play in the best league in the world."

Source: PA

Source: PA