Bolton boss Owen Coyle has vowed not to throw in the towel amid his side’s alarming slump in form.
The pressure is building on the Scot after the Trotters were thrashed 5-1 by a rampant Chelsea at the Reebok on Sunday to remain bottom of the Premier League.
Wanderers have lost six straight top-flight matches and 11 of their last 12 stretching back to April, with only their triumph at QPR on the opening day of the season bucking the trend.
Their humbling by a Frank Lampard-inspired Blues has seen bwin cut Bolton’s relegation odds from 3/1 to 5/2, which means a successful free £25 bet on this outcome would land punters joining bwin.com a smooth £87.50.
However, Coyle has expressed his determination to stay put and turn the club’s fortunes around.
“Everywhere I have been I have fought my corner and I have never run away from a scrap in my life,” he said in an interview with the Daily Star.
“We can stand here and apportion blame to everyone else, but that’s not what it’s about. I’m the manager. I pick the team, so I’ll deal with it.”
Coyle has a tough task on his hands if he is to haul Wanderers out of the drop zone, but the former Burnley boss will be heartened by the prospect of a run of winnable fixtures in the coming weeks.
Bolton travel to the DW Stadium to face Wigan after the international break and are rated as 11/5 shots to pick up all three points, with the Latics favourites at 6/5 and the draw priced at 23/10.
Their next four games are then against Sunderland (h), Swansea (a), Stoke (h) and West Brom (a).
Coyle made an acrimonious switch from Turf Moor to the Reebok in January 2010 and also managed Falkirk and St Johnstone before heading south of the border.
New customers can register here to claim a free £25 bet or click here to see all our Premier League odds.
Follow us on Twitter @bwinbetting