Coyle: Fab 'Deeply Moved' By Support

  • March 26, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton boss Owen Coyle has revealed Fabrice Muamba was 'deeply moved' by the display of support from Wanderers fans on Saturday.

Coyle admitted Muamba was able to watch highlights of Bolton's 2-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers, where he caught a glimpse of the mosaic held aloft by supporters situated in the East Stand.

The Trotters boss admits the 23-year-old is continuing to recover from a cardiac arrest, but remains in a serious condition in the intensive care unit of the London Chest Hospital.

"Fabrice had a decent weekend and has continued to improve," Coyle said. "He remains in intensive care so that shows he is still in a serious situation.

"Fabrice was able to watch Match of the Day on Sunday morning and he was deeply moved by the mosaic and the support he received from both the Bolton and Blackburn fans on the day.

"He was pleased that his team-mates won the match, although he fell back asleep when the score was 2-0.

"The fact he was able to watch a large part of the game, given where we were a week ago, is great news.

"In the last 48 hours he is beginning to become aware of the global response, and he is overwhelmed by all the support.

"His family continue to spend time with Fabrice and a couple of players will visit him over these next few days to represent the squad.

"He is still in intensive care and it's important that he doesn't have too many visitors as he continues his recovery, step by step."

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