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The Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle has said that a number of refereeing decisions have cost the club dearly in the new Championship season. Bolton were one of the teams expected to do well in the Championship season due to the fact that they have come into the division as one of the experienced Premier league campaigners who had been relegated the previous season.

However, they have been extremely poor in the first team matches of the campaign. The manager Owen Coyle, though, sees the poor return of points in the first-team matches as due to the lack of luck when it comes to refereeing decisions.

He has said that referees have made a lot of mistakes when it comes to giving decisions in favour of Bolton Wanderers in these 10 matches. Coyle reckons that this alone could have cost the team numerous points in their efforts to return to the top flight. The Scottish manager is now under intense pressure to deliver the results for the club. Bolton have been standing steadily by the side of the Scottish manager even after relegation, but he accepts that it is a results based business and he needs to get Bolton out of trouble as soon as possible.

"It wasn't one decision it was decisions. Some of the decisions have been truly bizarre. We had the biggest (claim for a) penalty you'll ever see on Keith Andrews not given. Leeds were then given a penalty when Stephen Warnock's played the ball. But we should accept that we should do better on set-plays, when we're ruthless and people are doing their jobs we know we can win matches regardless of what happens during the course of that match," said the Bolton manager after the 2-2 draw with Leeds United during the midweek action.