Bolton boss Coyle delighted as Muamba shows positive signs

Bolton Wanderers boss Owen Coyle is upbeat over Fabrice Muamba making a full recovery.

The African-born star made huge progress yesterday after doctors had worked on him for two days.

Muamba's heart started pumping without the aid of medication, while he moved his arms and legs, spoke a few words and is breathing unaided.

Now Coyle can't wait for the moment his brave midfielder opens his eyes and lights up the room with his huge smile.

He said: "All of us are after the same objective. He's a lovely young man with a fantastic smile.

"That's what we all want to see again.

"Players from all over the world will fully understand what Fabrice is as a man. That's coming across from just about every manager in the Premier League and Football League. People from my time in Scotland have been in touch as well, passing on their wishes to Fabrice and his family.

"It's so humbling to have that level of support.

"It's a difficult situation for the family. They've been bearing up as well as they can.

"They're very positive people, as Fabrice is himself. That's something we all cling to.

"That's the hope we have, that he can come through this."

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