Fabrice Muamba makes emotional return to Bolton's Reebok Stadium
Visibly moved by the reception he was given at the stadium where, just 46 days ago, flowers were being laid in the slim hope that he would survive, a fragile Fabrice Muamba took more tentative steps towards recovery last night.
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The 24-year-old was not sure-footed as he padded across the Reebok turf and his waves to the supporters who chanted his name were interspersed with attempts to wipe away tears. He had arrived in a silver people carrier with girlfriend Shauna, 45 minutes before kick-off and visited the Bolton dressing room before the game.