Bolton Wanderers boss Owen Coyle says Fabrice Muamba had a hand in their derby win over Blackburn Rovers.

Coyle revealed that Muamba sent a good luck message to his team-mates on the eve of their 2-1 win over Blackburn at the Reebok Stadium.

"Fabrice managed to send us a message yesterday through one of the consultants to say he wished the lads well," said Coyle.

"It was great when we heard that.

"Our chairman has been in touch with Marcel this week and I am pretty sure the information about today's game has been passed on to Fabrice."