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Bolton boss only has thoughts for Muamba, not relegation battle

Bolton boss Owen Coyle is encouraged with the progress being made by Fabrice Muamba who is still in intensive care at The London Chest Hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest in Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final against Tottenham. However, Bolton's scheduled game with relegation rivals Blackburn Rovers on Saturday remains on the back burner.

"It's very early in the process, the doctors have stressed that so we all know what's involved," Coyle told reporters outside the hospital.

"Fabrice still has a long way to go but it's encouraging signs and whilst that is the case it's really positive and we move forward from that point.

But when asked if that meant he could now think of focusing on Saturday's game at the Reebok Stadium, Coyle added: "The answer to that is no, because that's not something of great importance to me at this moment in time.

"In the course of today, as we hope and pray that Fabrice continues to improve, that's something we will have to look at.

"My thoughts are that we will have the group back in training (on Wednesday) and we will look at it from then. The one concern we all have is for Fabrice only."

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