Owen Coyle hopes Fabrice Muamba watches win over Blackburn

Bolton manager Owen Coyle says he hopes Fabrice Muamba watches Match of the Day to see his side beat Blackburn 2-1 at the Reebok Stadium, as he recovers from last week's cardiac arrest.

The Bolton boss says seeking the approval of Muamba's family was "paramount" before they returned to the pitch, but was not sure his players could deliver in such circumstances.

Defender David Wheater was the unlikely hero as his brace saw the Trotters climb out of the relegation zone, although Coyle admits his goals were "long overdue".

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