Kevin Davies believes the outpouring of emotion for Bolton team-mate Fabrice Muamba has been so great because the midfielder is a genuinely nice person.

The encouraging news that emerged about Muamba on Monday night will send a surge of energy through the Lancashire club. Most of Muamba's team-mates had returned to training on Monday morning still uncertain whether the 23-year-old was going to win his battle for life after he suffered cardiac arrest during Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final tie against Tottenham.

Now it seems their prayers are being answered and a player who has already been through so much in his short life will make some kind of a positive recovery, and Davies said: "Fabrice is someone we see every day. He is part of our family, not just a colleague. He is such a great role model to any young player or young adult."

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