13 December 2013 Last updated at 09:47

Fabrice Muamba: BBC placement helps start journalism career

Fabrice Muamba is taking his first steps into sports journalism with the help of BBC North West Tonight, who have offered the former footballer a work placement.

The ex-Arsenal, Birmingham, Bolton and England Under-21 midfielder was forced to retire last year after suffering a cardiac arrest during a game in March 2012.

He is now studying for his new career in journalism at Staffordshire University.

Peter Marshall reports.