DUBLIN IRELAND - FEBRUARY 08: Sam Ricketts of Wales (L) tackles Shane Long of Ireland during the Carling Nations Cup match between Republic of Ireland and Wales at Aviva Stadium on February 8 2011 in Dublin Ireland. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
Ten days until the next Bolton Wanderers match, at home against Marvin Sordell's former team, Watford. A number of players are away on international break, helping their respective nations qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. As a result, there really hasn't been too much going on at the club. Sure, the stories about the pressure mounting on Owen Coyle are doing their paces and there are a few ex-Bolton men finding new clubs (while some are without).
Owen Coyle ahead of Bolton's next matches:
"If you start feeling sorry for yourself then you are in the wrong game. This will be a long fortnight, no doubt about it, and after every game you lose, you go and analyse every situation that has come about.
"I'm no different and I'll do that. But there's no doubt in my mind that we can turn results round because we have the players here to do that."
Sam Ricketts is on a mission to see Wales reach the World Cup:
"It's a tough start with Belgium at home and Serbia away, but if we can get one or two good results from that then it will give us a buoyancy going into the next round of qualifiers.
"We have got as good of a chance of qualifying as we have had for many years, although we know it is going to be hard. Belgium beat Holland 4-2 in the last set of international matches.
"The manager has carried on a lot of the work that was done before and he has brought in his own ideas too. When Cookie (Coleman) came in, he identified how well we were doing and he didn't really want to change too much.
"We were doing well and wholesale changes weren't needed. Within that though, we are learning off him and he is learning off us as well. The results haven't quite gone as we'd hoped in the last few friendlies but that can be a benefit as we identify the weaknesses and work on them in the aim to get back to winning ways.
"We have got top world-class players in our side, so there's no reason why we can't get the results."
"Klasnic has always been our plan B and after the Ramos transfer fell through we called Ivan on Saturday morning. We were looking for an experienced player who knows the Bundesliga to add to our young attacking department.
"We see that someone in Ivan Klasnic, who has shown his qualities, especially his goalscoring qualities, at every club he has been with so far."