Coyle ready for 'game of season'

Boss eyeing crucial survival points against West Brom

Owen Coyle: Believes Sunday's game with West Brom is Bolton's 'game of the season'

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Bolton manager Owen Coyle believes Sunday's clash with West Brom is their 'game of the season' as the battle to stay in the Premier League reaches a climax.

After Wednesday's 4-1 thrashing at home by Tottenham, Coyle's men find themselves in 18th place, level on points with QPR but below them courtesy of an inferior goal difference.

Sunday's final home game of the season against the Baggies represents a huge opportunity for Wanderers to climb out of the danger zone ahead of a tricky looking final day trip to Stoke.

Coyle was under no illusions as to the importance of the game, but remains confident that his players will not be overawed by what is sure to be a nervy occasion at the Reebok Stadium.

"It's a game where you have to stand up and be counted," the Scot told Sky Sports News.

"It's the biggest game of the season. It's a game the players have to be ready for.

Anxious moments

"Of course there will be anxious moments, nerves, everything else, but that's why we love football.

"We accept there are highs and lows and we have to make sure come Sunday that it is a high, to do that we are going to have be at our very best.

"We are playing against a very good side, a side who now have the new England manager installed so they will be playing with a freedom and relaxed because of their league position.

"We have to make sure we see beyond that and we play at our best and our maximum and look to win a very big game.

"There are always pivotal moments in the season and we have to make sure that Sunday's ours."