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Coyle tells Bolton fan's new faces will arrive...eventually

Bolton boss Owen Coyle will be strengthening the squad this summer but admits that is likely to be later rather than sooner. He is confident of bringing in reinforcements but is having to remain patient at the current time, having only just returned from a short family break.

The Trotters chief is not prepared to rush into anything and has outlined the difficulties in doing business during the early part of the transfer window.

"There will be players coming in but is something going to happen right away? Probably not," he told the Bolton News.

"A lot of people are away and sometimes players aren't available, and I'm not one for bringing players in just for numbers. They have to be of the right quality.

"There are a few we are chasing down but it all comes down to price and availability. But come the start of the season, we'll have a few fresh faces, I'm sure of that."

Coyle is also having to work within financial constraints.

"I know where we need to strengthen to make us better," he explained. "It's not just a case of getting people in, and it would be detrimental to everything we're doing here.

"Since coming in there were a lot of players who we no longer have who were on good salaries and everything else that goes with it.

"I have streamlined that to an extent but that won't be at the expense of quality."

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