Coyle fears Miyaichi burn-out
Ryo Miyaichi has been wrapped up in cotton wool by Bolton boss Owen Coyle in a bid to stop him reaching burn-out.
Last Updated: 04/04/12 3:46pm
Ryo Miyaichi has been wrapped up in cotton wool by Bolton boss Owen Coyle in a bid to stop him reaching burn-out in his first Premier League season.
The 19-year-old has been an instant hit since joining the club on loan from Arsenal in January having only previously played a couple of Carling Cup games.
The youngster came on as a second-half substitute for the London side in their 3-1 win over Shrewsbury and again against Bolton, but it was enough to convince Coyle to take him to the Reebok.
Miyaichi has started each of the last seven games in league and cup and was outstanding in the 3-2 victory over Wolves last time out.
His sensational performances, and those of Mark Davies, have been one of the main reasons behind Bolton's good run in recent weeks that has given the side renewed hope of avoiding the drop, but Coyle is wary of fatigue.
"For Ryo's part, there has been an awful lot asked of the kid, with the amount of games he's had. I thought he was feeling it a little bit in his legs at the end of the (Wolves) game," he said.
"We will need to get him rested up as best as we can to make sure he's ready to play a part this weekend.
"I look at Ryo and young Mark Davies, and when they come bursting into the game, as a football lover that's exactly what I want to see. I'd pay money to go and see that type of player.
"They glide by tackles and get themselves into the box, try to get a shot away, draw challenges. It's exciting to see.
"What is important is that my younger players are getting better."