Sturridge offers Coyle thanks
Daniel Sturridge has praised Owen Coyle for allowing him the freedom to play his natural game.
Last Updated: 28/02/11 11:38am
Daniel Sturridge has praised Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle for allowing him the freedom to play his natural game.
The England Under 21 striker has been quick to make an impression for the Trotters after joining the club on loan from Chelsea in January.
He has scored on all four appearances in a Bolton shirt and his goal at Newcastle United at the weekend secured a 1-1 draw.
However, while Sturridge is happy to be hitting the target for Bolton, he feels he is benefiting from the confidence he is receiving from Coyle.
"I'm delighted to be playing every game and playing 90 minutes, that's the main thing," Sturridge told the Bolton News.
"The goals are not the issue for me. I'm not going on to the field and worrying about them. It's not about me, it's the team.
"The goals are coming and I'm delighted with that, so if I can continue doing what I'm doing then it'll be a great future for myself.
"I'm trying to work hard and the manager has instilled a lot of confidence since I have been here and let me play football the way I like to play it.
"I get to express myself on the pitch and go out there with no fear."