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Bolton boss Coyle delighted with trio of young signings

Bolton Wanderers boss Owen Coyle is pleased with his trio of young signings.

Chelsea attacker Gael Kakuta was one of a trio of signings made late by Coyle, with the emphasis all on youth as Liverpool striker David Ngog, 22, joined for £4million and Manchester City defender Dedryck Boyata, 20, arrived on loan.

"Any signing you make is a gamble, whether they be 18 or 34 because they come into a new club and have to get used to that environment," said the Wanderers boss.

"But I've always felt that any club I have been in charge of, it is an environment which is conducive to people coming in.

"I think all three are young, exciting players, and when you have that enthusiasm and ability when you get a chance it is up to you to go show what you can do.

"We brought them here in the belief they can make an impact - that is why they are here.

"Particularly with David, we spent money on a player who we think will grow and take the club on rather than paying a fee for someone who is 32 and whose value depreciates from the moment you sign them.

"At every club I have been at I have looked to sign young players and invest in that value and look to bring them on, and particularly so with strikers.

"If David scores goals that value will soar, and I would expect it to do because of his quality."

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