Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle admits the next 24 hours will be crucial in Fabrice Muamba's recovery from a heart attack.

Muamba collapsed during the FA Cup tie against Tottenham. The London Chest Hospital later said Muamba was in a 'critically ill condition in intensive care'.

Coyle accompanied Muamba to the hospital and later emerged to give an update on the player's progress.

He told Sky News: "Fabrice is critically ill. The next 24 hours are going to be absolutely crucial."

He continued: "We've obviously been inundated with people wishing him well and we hope that if everybody can pray strongly tonight that Fabrice is able to recover.

"It's very serious. There's not getting away from that. He's critically ill and God willing he makes it through."