Boyata 'major doubt' for Bolton
Bolton boss Owen Coyle has admitted that Dedryck Boyata is 'a major doubt' for their Premier League game against Swansea City.
By Subhankar Mondal
Last Updated: 27/10/11 4:00pm
Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle has admitted that defender Dedryck Boyata is "a major doubt" for their Premier League game against Swansea City on Saturday.
Boyata, on loan from Manchester City, is currently nursing an ankle injury he picked up in Bolton's 2-0 home defeat by Sunderland in the league last weekend.
The 20-year-old has not been training with the Trotters squad and Coyle concedes that the Belgium international could miss their trip to Swansea.
"At this moment in time he has not been able to do any training and he would need to be training by Friday to have any chance," he said. "So at this point he looks a major doubt.
"He tweaked his ankle and had to come off. It has got better but there is still discomfort there."
Coyle also revealed that defender Marcos Alonso, out with a foot injury since August, will not return to first-team action anytime soon.
"He played in a behind-closed-doors game for 70 minutes the other day against Blackpool and he came through that okay," he explained.
"What we will do now is step up his training and try to get some more reserve games under his belt so that he is back up to speed, because of the demands of the Premier League.
"He will still be a couple of weeks away in terms of that, but it is good that he is on the way back now."