Coyle: Bolton will earn their place back in the Premier League

The Trotters boss believes the club have a good platform to return to the top flight and will be looking to add to his squad in the summer to help them bounce back

Bolton manager Owen Coyle has insisted the club has a great setup and will earn their place back in the Premier League following their relegation to the Championship.

A 2-2 draw with Stoke City on the final day condemned the Trotters to demotion following an 11-year stay in England’s top flight.

Although disappointed with the relegation, the former Burnley manager was confident that Bolton could achieve promotion at the first time of asking and that the infrastructure of the club was all set up for a successful campaign in the Championship.

Coyle told the club's official website: "As the figurehead of the club, I will make sure that we remain positive and are ready to go again and earn our place back in the Premier League.

"You take your medicine and come back stronger, and that's what I aim to do now. To do that, no one is going to give it to us. We have to earn it but I have done it before. We know what we have here and how we can come back bigger and stronger.

“The infrastructure and platform is there for that to be a very progressive, young team moving forward and that is what we will look to do.

"It's demanding but I believe that we will have enough to compete. The Championship is a tough and very competitive league. Equally, like the Premier League, we know that it is unforgiving. You switch off for a second and you are going to be punished.

“What made it more difficult were the quite unprecedented circumstances that we found ourselves in, on-and-off the pitch.”

The 45-year-old manager also admitted he would like to add to the squad to strengthen certain areas and replace those who departed, with the likes of Nigel Reo-Coker and Ivan Klasnic leaving last week.

"We certainly want to add to our numbers and I will sit with [director] Eddie [Davies] and [chairman] Phil [Gartside] to discuss who we would like to bring in this summer,” he continued.

"Within that though we have to find a balance and that is why we signed Kevin Davies and Sam Ricketts on new contracts."