Bolton boss Owen Coyle has revealed he would love to keep striker Daniel Sturridge at the club for one more year.
Sturridge, on loan from Chelsea, has become an instant hit at the Reebok, and has been in free flowing scoring form for his new club.
Struridge scored his fourth goal in as many games against Newcastle on Saturday, and despite Chelsea refusing to sell the 21 year-old former Manchester City striker, Coyle hopes he can secure another loan deal.
With Chelsea having signed £50million man Fernando Torres in January, Sturridge was sent out on loan to get some first team experience, and has fared rather better than his £50million club mate.
“As much as I am the manager here, I am also a football fan. He will get even better, believe me,” Coyle said.
“I would love him to stay here. I have said ‘come in, enjoy your football, play with a smile on your face and see where that takes you’. I would love his loan to continue next season.
“I was close to getting Jack Wilshere back at the start of the season but Arsenal had a few injuries. He got his chance there and set the place alight. Who is to say Daniel cannot do the same.”