Muamba happy to make Bolton return and thank fans

Fabrice Muamba made an emotional return to Bolton Wanderers for defeat to Tottenham.

Fabrice Muamba made an emotional return to Bolton Wanderers for defeat to Tottenham.

Muamba entered the field to a standing ovation as he was introduced ahead of Wanderers' defeat against Tottenham.

He told Sky Sports: "I wish I was playing today, obviously my circumstances are not helping at the moment but I'm sure the boys will go out and give their best today.

"This is a special place, the support has been overwhelming and I am just grateful for that.

"I am okay, I am getting stronger every day. I am happy to be back I am just happy to be able to speak to people again and walk freely.

"I am very happy and very excited for today's game and I am happy that I came today."

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