OWEN Coyle has forced himself to watch the video of Wanderers’ 5-0 defeat to Manchester United three times in order to finalise his team selection for tomorrow’s clash with Norwich City.

The Whites boss admits he would have considered dropping more big names had he handed in his team-sheet immediately after last weekend’s derby debacle.

But given time to reflect, Coyle has stuck to his view that the scoreline flattered the champions, and it seems likely that wholesale changes will not be made.

“We lost by a margin that none of us enjoyed. Was it fair? Not really but that can happen,” he told The Bolton News. “The boys have worked hard this week, they want to get to the levels so that they can sleep well at night knowing they gave their best.

“If you suffer a defeat and one you haven’t enjoyed, you think about changing this and that. It’s spur of the moment but you have to reflect on it. If it means watching the game over again three or four times then that’s what you do.”

Coyle watched Gael Kakuta, David Ngog, David Wheater, Tuncay, Robbie Blake and Darren Pratley turn out for the reserves against Arsenal on Tuesday night, but confirmed that Stuart Holden will not start, despite coming through 90 minutes at Leyland .

Norwich come to the Reebok for the first time in six years looking for their first win of the season, and incredibly, the first on their travels in the top flight since December 1994.

A spectacular strike from Stelios settled their last visit to Bolton, after which they dropped down as far as League One before their current revival under Paul Lambert.

After locking horns with Kenny Dalglish, Roberto Mancini and Sir Alex Ferguson in recent weeks, Coyle will find his side in the unaccustomed role of favourites tomorrow afternoon.

“Norwich will present a difficult challenge,” said the manager, who has no fresh injury worries. “Their goal is to make sure they stay in the league and that creates dangerous opponents because they will be scrapping for every ball.

“But they are a very good passing team. They have a goal threat from players who like to get shots away from outside the box.

“They present a whole range of threats but, equally, so do we. We created an abundance of chances against United but never took them. You live and die in both boxes.”