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Bolton manager pays thanks to Tottenham fans

Bolton manager Owen Coyle has paid tribute to Tottenham Hotspur, for the club's reaction following Fabrice Muamba's collapse at White Hart lane 10 days ago.

Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Coyle said that the fans and the club had shown their 'quality' through their support for the Bolton player.

The FA Cup quarter-final, which was abandoned following Muamba's cardiac arrest, is being replayed at the Tottenham ground tonight.

Both teams' shirts will be auctioned off after the game to raise money for the London Chest Hospital.

Tottenham and Bolton to replay FA Cup match

Bolton footballer Fabrice Muamba is making 'encouraging' progress in hospital. Credit: PA

Tottenham will play their rescheduled FA Cup quarter-final against Bolton later.

The original game was abandoned following Fabrice Muamba's cardiac arrest.

The Bolton player is still in intensive care but is said to be making encouraging progress.

Bolton manager Owen Coyle has admitted there is no way of knowing how his players will react to tomorrow's return to White Hart Lane.

"Because Fabrice is getting better, that allows us to play the match," said Coyle.

"If it was different circumstances, it might be a different conversation.

"The great thing is that he is getting better.

"We will do our best, as we always try to do. Will it be emotional? Of course. But I can't say how it is going to be until we are physically there."

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Coyle 'astonished' at Fabrice's recovery

Fabrice Muamba was rushed to hospital after collapsing at White Hart Lane. Credit: PA

The Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle has said everyone at the club is astonished how far Fabrice Muamba has come following his heart attack on Saturday. But he added: "We have to stress he is still in intensive care and he is still seriously ill. He has a long way to go."

Bolton manager Owen Coyle has visited Muamba regularly in hospital. Credit: PA

Bolton's league fixture to go ahead on Saturday

The FA Cup quarter-final between Bolton and Spurs, which was abandonded following the cardiac arrest suffered by Fabrice Muamba on Saturday, will take place on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:30pm at White Hart Lane, Bolton have confirmed.

The club have also confirmed that Saturday's Premier League encounter with Blackburn will go ahead as planned just as their club doctor was giving further good news on the progress of Muamba.

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