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Coyle: Muamba's 'brave fight' for life

Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle has spoken of Fabrice Muamba's "brave fight" as the player remained critically ill following a cardiac arrest.

Coyle said the family of the player had been inundated with messages of support following his collapse as Bolton Wanderers played Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

"The message is the good will, the prayers from everybody, they are so thankful and they want to put that on record - to say 'keep up the prayers, thanks for all the support,"' he said.

"They have been inundated as we all have, both in the football community globally and family and friends. People are taking a genuine interest and a real concern with how Fabrice is doing."

Coyle was speaking outside the London Chest Hospital where the 23-year-old player is in a stable but critical condition.

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  • Muamba family statement

    The fiancee and family of Fabrice Muamba have said thank you for the support they have received following the footballer's heart attack.