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Bolton unable to fulfil Brentford fixture, so EFL award a 1-0 win and three points to Brentford

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Brentford have announced their away fixture against Bolton will not be played and that they have been awarded three points.

The match, originally scheduled for last Saturday, was postponed as unpaid Bolton players went on strike, and then rearranged for next Tuesday.

But Brentford tweeted on Friday: "Our game against @OfficialBWFC will not be played and we have been awarded the three points on the basis of a 1-0 victory."

Bolton Wanderers told they MUST complete outstanding matches

Bolton Wanderers must rearrange their two outstanding matches in the Sky Bet Championship as soon as possible.

Todays fixture between Bolton Wanderers and Brentford has been cancelled after the players went on strike in a row over pay.

The EFL board say they are aware that a number of the Clubs’ Professional Players may not make themselves available but is satisfied that a team can be selected from the players they have registered and available to them.

"We deeply regret having to make the decision to suspend Saturday’s game and apologise for the inconvenience this will cause for all those involved, particularly the supporters of both Bolton Wanderers and Brentford.As stated yesterday, as a result of Bolton Wanderers not meeting its fixture obligations as per EFL Regulations, the Club will now be charged with misconduct and be referred to an Independent Disciplinary Commission. Finally, the current ownership difficulties at the Club remain a significant concern for the EFL and we will look to work with both parties over the next week to bring all outstanding matters to a speedy conclusion. It should be recognised that the resolution is not in our hands but we will assist where possible, with the long term interests of Bolton Wanderers and its supporters, our priority."

– EFL

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Former Bolton owner Eddie Davies dies

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Bolton Wanderers have announced the death of the club's former owner, Eddie Davies, at the age of 72.

His financial backing helped the club enjoy a successful era in the Premier League in the 2000s, a period when a string of big name stars signed for Wanderers.

Players including Jay-Jay Okocha, Youri Djorkaeff and Ivan Campo were signed during the reign of Sam Allardyce.

Mr Davies wrote off more than £175 million in loans when he sold the club in 2016.

In a statement the club said: "It is with great sadness that Bolton Wanderers Football Club has learned of the passing of former owner Eddie Davies CBE.

"The thoughts of all at the club are with his wife Sue, his family and friends at this sad time. Rest in peace, Eddie."

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