Wanderers boss Owen Coyle believes a settled and youthful squad will aid the Whites’ hopes of bouncing straight back to the Premier League next season.

And he is reinforcing that desire by issuing a “hands-off” warning to any potential suitors for young stars like Mark Davies and Chung-Yong Lee.

Coyle has added experience this week with the arrivals of Keith Andrews and Matt Mills and has not ruled out more additions before the Championship campaign kicks off on August 18.

But he wants to keep a core of young players to provide Wanderers with a base to build on.

The Whites boss said: “We inherited a number of players when we came in two and a half years ago that were on long-term contracts and a lot of them are no longer here.

“That gives us freshness with the ones coming in adding to the young players who will continue to get better as they showed last year.

“I feel we have exciting young players now under contract like Chung-Yong Lee, Mark Davies and Adam Bogdan.

“I want the young players staying at the club.

“Mark and Chung might well attract attention but they are Bolton Wanderers players.

“There has been absolutely no contact about Mark Davies.

“If somebody thinks because of the events that happened that one of our players would be leaving on the cheap they are sadly mistaken.

“Those players are the same value as they were last year.

“Unless somebody came in and offered something totally bizarre, I don’t anticiapte them leaving and I’ve already told the chairman that.

“We are looking to build a young energetic team so that when, and if, we get back into the Premier League we have the platform of a young squad.

“Keith Andrews is coming in with Matt Mills and Zat Knight will re-sign this weekend.

“If something comes up better than what we have we will look at adding them to the mix.”

Coyle may be focusing on a more youthful squad but he feels the experience of new boys Andrews and Mills will be vital.

He added: “Keith Andrews is a player I have always liked.

“He’s a terrifically talented player who has captained various clubs.

“I spoke to him before the Euorpean Championships and he was excited about coming to the football club.

“There were various clubs after him and we managed to convince him this was the place to come to.

“He was on board from the first conversation I had with him and we had a gentleman’s agreement he was going to come here “I was really taken by him, he said everything I wanted to hear in terms of desire and motivation.

“Matt Mills is also a player who has been outstanding at every club he has been at.

“Leicester invested heavily in their squad last year and I think Matt cost something in the region of £5million so that tells you the quality he’s got.

“He’s tremendous signing for the football club and a good bit of business.

“No club can ever have enough leaders.

“The more of those types you have on the park, it’s going to help.

“We need those sorts of players because we do have a young group.”