Coyle impressed by Miyaichi
Trotters boss excited by loan signing
By Razwan Mirza. Last Updated: February 11, 2012 11:46am
Ryo Miyaichi: Will be hoping to show some of his lightning pace at the Reebok
Owen Coyle admits it is unlikely that Arsenal loanee Ryo Miyaichi will become a permanent addition at Bolton.
However, the Trotters boss insists the Japan international can help the club win their battle for Premier League survival in the short time he is with them.
The 19-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Dutch giants Feyenoord, has already shown Coyle most of his attributes, including his lightning pace and the manager feels the winger could become a big player for his team.
He told The Daily Mirror: "Ryo has unbelievable ability, he has got pace to burn without wanting to warn opponents, he is lightning quick.
"He has also got great feet and is only going to get better.
"When he gets his chance he will show everybody what he can do. The proof will be in the pudding, but you will see what he has in his locker. He gets the ball and then something can happen.
"He is quite slight, so he has some developing to come. But his work-rate is similar to Chung Yong Lee. I also love his temperament, you always see him with a smile. I like his appetite for the game and his enthusiasm."
Coyle feels Miyaichi's spell at the Reebok will only be a passing visit as the youngster has big ambitions.
He said: "I would love to have signed him permanently but Arsenal would not let that happen
"Ryo's ambition is to go back to Arsenal and into their first team. He has enough to do that. He was at Feyenoord on loan and was terrific.
"When you are at an elite club you are not always going to get into the team, but may go on to have a good career. Everybody has their level. But I think Ryo can be an Arsenal player for years to come."