Rovers May Postpone Bolton Game

  • March 19, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean has admitted he is prepared to respect the wishes of Bolton, should they wish to postpone Saturday's meeting.

Wanderers are due to host Rovers at the Reebok Stadium in a vital relegation six-pointer, but the game is in doubt after Bolton's game against Aston Villa on Tuesday night was postponed on Sunday.

Kean's comments come in the wake of Fabrice Muamba's sudden collapse as a result of a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup tie at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday evening and he admits a decision regarding the game will be down to the Trotters.

"I think the whole footballing world has come together," Kean said.

"Whatever we have to do we would only respect what Bolton want us to do next weekend.

"We hope he (Muamba) makes a full recovery but if they need a little bit more time and the game doesn't go ahead then we would respect that from Bolton's point of view.

"Everyone is taking advice from the hospital and experts in that we are hoping for progress in 24/48 hours and I know we are getting close to that point.

"We will respect everything that has to be done to facilitate a full recovery not only for Fabrice but his team-mates who could quite possibly be in a difficult position.

"We will get in communication (with Bolton). I am sure our directors will speak with theirs and I will speak to Owen (Coyle) myself later.

"We will communicate today and do the right thing."

Muamba is still in intensive care at the London Chest Hospital but appears to be showing signs of improvement after responding to questions from friends and family.

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