NO sooner have Wanderers secured their Premier League status, then Owen Coyle will have turned his attentions to putting his stamp on the club.

When the Scot arrived from Burnley in January his sole priority was keeping Bolton in the top flight.

Now that has been achieved, and it is to his credit it has been done so with relative ease, then his focus will immediately switch to how best to move the club forward.

The Bolton News has identified five key areas that need to be addressed if Wanderers are to avoid another season flirting with relegation next term.

Mentality Coyle made no secret of his unhappiness after watching Bolton draw 2-2 with Portsmouth on Saturday.

It was not so much that they threw away a two-goal lead against a side already relegated.

That was bad enough, but the manager clearly feels a malaise has spread through the club where staying in the Premier League is seen as a success.

After four top-eight finishes in a row under Sam Allardyce, Wanderers have toyed with relegation for the last three seasons and Coyle is desperate to change this run.

Gary Megson, the former manager, often bemoaned the lack of leadership since Kevin Nolan’s departure to Newcastle and it is something Coyle must remedy, either by instilling a mentality that survival is simply not enough within his existing squad, or by bringing in new faces who have the force of personality not to allow a repeat of the Pompey display.

New striker Wanderers have failed to score in 12 of the 21 games since Coyle took charge, while strikers Kevin Davies, Johan Elmander and Ivan Klasnic have managed just 16 league goals between them. Despite the faith Coyle has shown in Elmander, the Swede has once again disappointed with a paltry return of five goals for a second year in a row.

The club-record signing, for all his hard work and endeavour, is averaging just under a £1million a goal.

That simply isn’t good enough. Klasnic undoubtedly is a natural goalscorer, but Coyle is not overly enamoured with his overall contribution and it would be no surprise if he was sent back to Nantes at the end of his loan spell.

Burnley’s Steven Fletcher continues to be linked with Wanderers and would be a welcome addition but, whoever Coyle brings in, they have to be able to hit the back of the net on a regular basis.

Gary Cahill If Coyle is to bring in new personnel over the summer then he must find a way of funding it. It is highly unlikely he will be handed a sizeable war chest from owner Eddie Davies and chairman Phil Gartside, so, depending on the scale of the changes he wishes to implement, he may have sell to buy. In which case, Cahill is by far the club’s must saleable asset with a £15m buy-out clause, rising to £17m if he makes the England squad for this summer’s World Cup. The 24-year-old central defender has been linked with Arsenal, Manchester United, Spurs and, most recently, Liverpool and, while it would be a huge blow to lose Wanderers’ most talented player, he may have to be sacrificed for the greater cause.

4. Style The Bolton boss has made no secret of his desire to play a more attractive brand of football. Certainly at times it was pretty dire under the previous regime and there has been signs of an improvement in the style since Coyle arrived in January, though it has been no more than that as survival has had to be the priority. The Scot now has the opportunity to put his mark on club over the summer, both in terms off playing style and personnel. Wanderers fans have heard all this before of course when Sammy Lee swept into power promising a more exciting brand of football and departed just 12 games later. It is a fine line between playing good football and staying in the Premier League? Plenty of teams have tried and failed. Can Coyle succeed in changing Bolton’s traditionally more direct approach and, the million dollar question, can he do it with Kevin Davies in the side?

5. Central Midfield If Coyle is to implement the passing game he wants, then he must find a central midfielder in the mould of Paul Scholes at Manchester United or Danny Murphy at Fulham to build a team around. He would love Jack Wilshere to be that man but, even if Arsene Wenger allows the on-loan Arsenal youngster to return to the Reebok next season, it is a huge ask to expect an 18-year-old who had not started a top-flight game until joining Wanderers to pull the strings. Should Wilshere remain at the Emirates, then Sean Davis, who was brought in to perform that role under Megson before a serious knee injury ruled him out for the season after just four games, could be Coyle’s playmaker. Either way, a midfield maestro to play alongside the combative Fabrice Muamba is a essential.