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EFL Statement: Bolton Wanderers

2 May 2019

The EFL Board has determined that Bolton Wanderers’ suspended Sky Bet Championship fixture with Brentford is to be played on Tuesday 7 May, 2019 and the Club (Bolton) has been instructed to make the necessary arrangements.

As previously advised, EFL Regulations provide that any League match can be played within four days of the end of the normal playing season (Sunday 5 May, 2019).

The Board also discussed the potential of Bolton Wanderers being placed into Administration and took the view if that was to happen, the EFL would not insist the game be played.

The rationale for adopting that approach is that it is the Board’s view that any Administrator should be allowed to concentrate their efforts and available funding on finding a purchaser for the Club, rather than staging the fixture in these unprecedented circumstances.

The EFL is also aware that the Club’s Safety Advisory Group (SAG) is due to meet tomorrow and we would advise all supporters to wait until the details for the game are confirmed by the Club before making any travel arrangements. 

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