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Coyle: Fabrice will inspire us

BOLTON manager Owen Coyle wants his players to take strength from the fighting qualities shown by Fabrice Muamba when they return to Premier League action today.

Coyle admits he does not know how Bolton will cope against Blackburn following the trauma endured over the past week since Muamba suffered the cardiac arrest at Tottenham that nearly claimed his life.

"If Fabrice can show what a battler is, I am sure we can play a football match," said Coyle. "We are trying to build a family club here and Fabrice is a huge part of that."

Swans' salute

EVERTON boss David Moyes has spoken of his admiration for Brendan Rodgers' "purists" at Swansea.

The Toffees are in Wales today to take on a Swans side who have defied expectation this season, their first in the Premier League. "Swansea are real purists in terms of what they want to try to do," Moyes said.

Wolves hope

WOLVES manager Terry Connor believes the recent results of Blackburn and QPR have fuelled belief among the Wolves players that they can avoid being relegated from the Premier League, as they travel to face Norwich today. Connor said: "There is no sense of the players being resigned to their fate. Not one of them feels that way."

Pardew's push

NEWCASTLE boss Alan Pardew has called on his team to finish the season as impressively as they started it to claim a remarkable top-six finish.

Pardew said: "The players' attitude and application has been first class and if we can do that for nine more games, we might surprise ourselves."