Owen Coyle believes Bolton are due some luck with match officials in the second half of the season, claiming "16 major decisions" have cost his side points so far.
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Wanderers made an ultimately disappointing start to 2011 with their 2-1 defeat at Liverpool on New Year's Day, although Coyle felt that his players gave a good account of themselves and that Joe Cole's last-gasp winner should have been ruled out for offside - the latest in a long line of decisions the Scot has seen as being unjust towards his team.
"If you wanted to sit down with me one afternoon I could show you a DVD of probably 16 major decisions that have gone against us this season - that led to goals, or not getting penalties or what have you,'' Coyle said. "We should have had a penalty in the game at Anfield as well - there was a clear handball, and we never got it.
"If, as they say, it evens itself out, then we are due some huge decisions in the second half of the season, that's for sure. Don't get me wrong, as managers we are all biased and want all the decisions for our own football club. I totally accept that, but I think when things are as clear-cut as that, then they have got to be given.''
Bolton have Paul Robinson back for Wednesday night's Premier League clash with Wigan at the Reebok Stadium after he served a one-match suspension, but Lee Chung-yong is still on international duty with South Korea and Tamir Cohen is not expected to return for this fixture following the death of his father.
Injured pair Stuart Holden and Gretar Steinsson are also set to miss out, while there has been mixed news in terms of Coyle's long-term absentees. Sean Davis, who missed virtually all of last season recovering from a knee problem before suffering a setback in August, has had to have another operation and will remain sidelined for some time yet.
However, Coyle is optimistic Ricardo Gardner (knee) and Jlloyd Samuel (calf) may be back in action soon.
"I would hope that Ricardo Gardner and Jlloyd Samuel will be fit by the middle of January,'' Coyle said. "They are doing little bits and pieces at the moment and they are certainly on their way back. It's been a long time for those lads so we will have to make sure that we tread warily.
"Sean Davis will be a while yet. He has just had an operation and we certainly hope when he does return that he can get himself to the level that he was at in the summer and come back with a real impact. He won't be rushed, given everything that he has been through.''
Meanwhile, Bolton have confirmed defender Andy O'Brien has completed his permanent move to Championship side Leeds, where he had been on loan.