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Muamba invited to travel full circle.

BOLTON boss Owen Coyle feels tomorrow's Premier League home game against Tottenham could present a "wonderful opportunity" for Fabrice Muamba to thank fans and players from both clubs for their support following his cardiac arrest last month.

Since he collapsed on the pitch during an FA Cup tie against Spurs at White Hart Lane on March 17 - after which his heart stopped beating naturally for 78 minutes - Muamba has made a remarkable recovery, and he was discharged from hospital two weeks ago.

Next up for Bolton is Spurs, which Coyle, particularly given the opposition, would be delighted to see Muamba come along to watch from the stands at the Reebok Stadium.

"We have always said that before the end of the season, we would love it if Fabrice was fit and available to come to a game," Coyle said.

"But it is an open invitation, and if Fabrice is fit and well for that then I think the game against Tottenham would be a great opportunity, because of the events that took place at White Hart Lane.

"It would give a chance for everybody to see how well he is doing and from his end, it would also give him a chance to thank both sets of fans, who were magnificent on the night, and the Tottenham players - he has already been touching base with our players - because the concern they showed for Fabrice that night was remarkable. If it came about, I think it would be a wonderful opportunity."
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 1, 2012
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