Bolton Wanderers boss Owen Coyle is hopeful Fabrice Muamba can play again.

Muamba was back at the Reebok last night for their defeat to Tottenham.

Coyle admitted it was too soon to say if Muamba could ever play football again.

He said: "I think it is too early to say but he is certainly going in the right direction in terms of improving.

"That will be in consultation with the medical people.

"God willing he will but it is far too early to answer that question."