Bolton manager Owen Coyle likes what he’s seen of on-loan Ryo Miyaichi and has tipped him to make a big impact as his side look to haul themselves out of the relegation zone.
The Japanese winger is at Bolton until the end of the season and has impressed in training thus far
Ryo has unbelievable ability”, said Coyle. “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.”
Ryo follows in the footsteps of Jack Wilshere who had a successful loan spell at the Trotters a couple of seasons ago, and Coyle revealed his desire to make the deal less temporary.
“I would love to have signed him permanently but Arsenal would not let that happen. In Ryo’s case his 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.
“Jack had to, the skipper [Kevin Davies] battered him in the first training session. We knew he was a player when he battered him back.”
And who amongst us wouldn’t want Ryo to batter Kevin Davies? Repeatedly. Exactly.
Bolton take on Wigan today in a crucial bottom of the table clash and after bigging him up like this it would be a surprise if Miyaichi wasn’t involved at some stage.