Muamba watches Bolton win

Coyle says midfielder saw highlights of victory from hospital bed

Owen Coyle: Says Fabrice Muamba's condition is continuing to improve every day

Bolton manager Owen Coyle has revealed Fabrice Muamba watched television highlights of his team's 2-1 win over Premier League relegation rivals Blackburn.

Muamba, 23, remains in intensive care after suffering a cardiac arrest during the FA Cup tie at Tottenham earlier this month.

Coyle says the midfielder's condition improved over the weekend and is continuing to get better every day.

"Fabrice is able to recognise people and answer questions," said Coyle.

"He also watched Match of the Day on Sunday morning, which shows he is making progress, although he did fall asleep with the score at 2-0."


"Fabrice is able to recognise people and answer questions."

Owen Coyle

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The Wanderers boss also confirmed a small group of his players will visit Muamba at the London Chest Hospital ahead of Tuesday night's rearranged quarter-final at White Hart Lane.

The Scot admits the game will be an emotional occasion for his club.

"It will give us a chance to thank the Tottenham fans because last Saturday it was almost like a sixth sense had taken over," he said.

"There was a real sense of unity. Is it going to be tough? Yes."

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