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Martinez and Coyle happy with draw

Roberto Martinez and Owen Coyle were both happy to settle for a point after watching their respective Wigan and Bolton sides draw 0-0 last night.

Wigan's Charles N'Zogbia went the closest to settling a drab Premier League relegation tussle when he clipped the post in the first half at the DW Stadium.

Both teams had occasional opportunities to break the stalemate after that but neither goalkeeper was seriously tested in a game of few chances.

The result at least lifted Wigan to 14th in the table, while Bolton -- two points worse off, although remaining in the relegation zone -- moved up to 18th.

Martinez said: "It is a very good point. Every point now is important.

"I am looking at the performance and all the ingredients you need to be a good side are there -- effort, discipline, concentration. I felt at times we looked a threat in the last third but at times lacked a bit of composure.

"We need to make sure we carry on with the good standards to make the break that probably would have been the difference today."

Wigan handed new signing Marcelo Moreno a first start up front while Victor Moses came off the bench for a home debut late on.

Bolton fielded strikers Kevin Davies and Johan Elmander together but, despite no shortage of effort, both were continually frustrated. Coyle said: "Any point in the Premier League is a valuable point. We had by far the clearer goalscoring opportunities.

"It could turn out to be a very important point. Could it have been three? Absolutely, so we'll move on because there's a lot to be pleased about in terms of the performance.

"I would be more worried if we weren't creating chances but we are."

The derby was never destined to be a classic, not only because of the recent struggles of both sides, but also due to the state of the pitch.

The DW Stadium surface has taken a battering in recent weeks because of the weather and increased usage from the start of the rugby league season.