Owen Coyle not 'surprised' if Fabrice Muamba returns to action

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Bolton boss Owen Coyle believes that Fabrice Muamba could play football again in the future but insists that the midfielder still has a long way to go.

Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle has claimed that it would not "surprise" him if Fabrice Muamba makes a miraculous return to football in six months' time.

A leading heart specialist recently stated that the midfielder, who suffered a cardiac arrest last month, could play football in half a year after he was discharged from the London Chest Hospital on Monday.

"I understand, because of the interest, that everybody thinks he's released from hospital so that's it, he's singing and dancing down the street, but people have got to understand there's room for continued improvement," said Coyle.

"But knowing Fabrice and how much of a battler he is, it wouldn't surprise me if he comes back. But I've got to stress he still needs that time with his family unit."

Meanwhile, Bolton are preparing to face Swansea City this weekend.

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