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Bolton's Outstanding Game with Brentford will NOT be played

Bolton's outstanding game versus Brentford has been scrapped

Brentford given the three points and awarded a one nil win.

The game was postponed because of a player strike last weekend but indication last night suggested it would be replayed on Tuesday subject to ratification for the Safety Advisory Group (SAG). However because of the ongoing ownership issues they have issue a Prohibition Notice preventing the game being played.

Disciplinary action for the club will now follow.

The EFL released a statement saying,. 

"Following the decision taken by Bolton Wanderers’ Safety Advisory Group (SAG) to issue a Prohibition Notice preventing Tuesday’s rearranged Sky Bet Championship fixture with Brentford from taking place, the EFL will not be asking that the game is played at a future date.

"There is no provision under EFL Regulations to direct Clubs to play at a later date than four days past the conclusion of the season and, as a result, it has been determined that Brentford will be awarded the three points on the basis of  a 1-0 victory.

"As a consequence, Bolton Wanderers is now deemed to be guilty of misconduct by the EFL which will result in disciplinary proceedings against the Club being taken at an appropriate time.

"The decision to award the victory to Brentford is taken under Regulation 33.2 and is independent of the proceedings referred to above."

A spokesperson for SAG said:

“Bolton Wanderers lies at the heart of our local community and SAG has offered its full support at this difficult time for the club and its fans.

“Regrettably, the club has been unable to confirm that it can put the required matchday operational resources in place for Tuesday’s game.

“These conditions are clearly set out in the ground’s general safety certificate and the law gives us no alternative but to issue a prohibition notice.

“The safety of the public remains our primary concern and the prohibition notice will remain in place until spectator safety can be guaranteed.”

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