Davies: Cup questions irrelevant

Thurrock Gazette: Kevin Davies Kevin Davies

Bolton skipper Kevin Davies believes questions about the club's continued participation in the FA Cup are irrelevant whilst Fabrice Muamba remains critically ill in hospital.

Muamba collapsed on the field during his side's quarter-final with Tottenham on Saturday, with the game abandoned just before half-time as a result. Tuesday's game against Aston Villa has already been postponed and there have been suggestions that Bolton players are not comfortable facing the prospect of a re-arranged cup game at Spurs.

Speaking for the first time since Muamba suffered cardiac arrest, Davies admitted that Bolton's fixtures are the last thing on his mind. He said: "Any of those questions are irrelevant at the minute."

Bolton's players had a team meeting at their Euxton training complex on Monday morning to be given the latest bulletin.

Davies added: "I have been speaking to the manager and I have travelled back with the chairman. He went back down to support Fabrice and his family.

"It was optional to come into training today and decisions will have to be made but my immediate thoughts are with Fabrice and his family.

"The club will take a stance on it in the next couple of days. But at the minute we want to just try and help Fabrice."

Davies went to hospital with Muamba on Saturday night and marvelled at the work of medical staff, who he is convinced saved Muamba's life.

"The amount of people who were turning up, running around trying to get Fabrice sorted out was amazing," he said.

"There is no doubt in my mind if it wasn't down to all those people, we wouldn't even be in this situation. We are all thankful to them that they have given Fabrice a bit of hope."

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