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Monday 20 February 2012

Miyaichi determined to impress at Bolton

On-loan star is keen to make most of opportunities at Reebok Stadium

Ryo Miyaichi made his Barclays Premier League debut against Wigan on 11th February

Bolton's on-loan midfielder Ryo Miyaichi says he is hoping his first goal for the club will help push forward his claims to a regular first-team place.

Miyaichi joined Bolton from Arsenal on transfer deadline day and the 19-year-old made his Barclays Premier League debut as a second-half substitute against Wigan last weekend.

He came close to scoring but did not have to wait long for his first in English football with a fine strike against Millwall helping Bolton to a 2-0 win in the FA Cup on Saturday.

"I believe I can score before every match and I was disappointed I couldn't against Wigan because I had a good opportunity," he said.

"I am enjoying working with the manager, his staff and the players"
- Ryo Miyaichi

"The manager gave me another chance and I wanted to thank him by making a big impression.

"It was a really important match for me and I think my performance could lift my position among the Bolton squad."

The Japan youth international is looking to put into practice some of the tricks he picked up at the Emirates Stadium.

"I like the style in which you attack from the left to get into the box, like Thierry Henry does," added Miyaichi, who is on loan at Bolton until the end of the season.

"When I was at Arsenal, I saw it many times as Henry scores the same way during training. [Robin] Van Persie also did it plenty of times at the opposite side - from the right flank with a left-foot shot.

"I'm enjoying it [at Bolton] because all the guys are very friendly and it has helped to adapt very quickly.

"I like the training every day. I want to steadily enjoy my football in Bolton. I'm really happy to have moved there.

"I am enjoying working with the manager, his staff and the players. I am learning all the time and this can only help me in my career."

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Key Points

  • Miyaichi joined on loan from Arsenal during the January transfer window
  • Made debut against Wigan and scored first goal against Millwall in FA Cup
  • Says he hopes spell at Bolton will help his career