OWEN Coyle has questioned FIFA’s failure to grant Gregg Wylde permission to play for Wanderers after it emerged that another player who left Glasgow Rangers on the same day is now plying his trade in the Swedish league.

Mervan Celik, aged 21, who was released from his contract with Rangers on March 10, re-signed for former club GAIS Gothenburg on March 29 and has since played five games, scoring once.

Wylde has been left to kick his heels on the training pitch after FIFA failed to rubber-stamp the Scotland U21 international’s move to Bolton from the administration-hit club outside of the transfer window.

“Frustration doesn’t cover it now,” said Coyle.

“We’ve submitted everything that we feel needs to be submitted for Gregg Wylde to be made available to play in games.

“If I can draw a comparison to Mervan Celik – I think they left Glasgow Rangers on the same day, probably in similar circumstances, I would imagine.

“I think Gregg hadn’t been paid for coming up for a month, I would imagine that Mervan was the same and both of them left with no pay-off, so it was obvious that they were made redundant by a team in administration.

“I just can’t get my head round why we have not had the clearance for Gregg to be involved.”

With Wanderers struggling with injuries to key midfielders, Coyle would dearly love to be able to include the 21-year-old in the squad for the remaining three games, and still holds out hope that Wylde will have an important part to play.

“Gregg would be ready to play tomorrow if we got clearance,” said Coyle.

“He’s played a couple of games behind closed doors, so he would certainly have a chance to be involved, but before we get the clearance from FIFA, we sit here and do nothing.”