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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

Community football event to fight knife crime

Cheshire Police have launched a community footballing initiative in a bid to engage young men, raise awareness and cut knife crime.

The seven-a-side football at the Halton Stadium in Widnes saw nearly 200 youngsters take part.

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Klopp says Liverpool are back at the top table of world football

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes the 3-1 victory over Bayern Munich puts the club back "where they belong" in the upper echelons of world football.

After five successive European defeats away from Anfield, Klopp's side - losing finalists last season - came good when it mattered to beat the German champions in the Allianz Arena to secure a place in the last eight of the Champions League:

VIDEO: Paul Scholes on becoming manager of the club he's followed since he was a youngster

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What a day for Oldham Athletic and for Paul Scholes!

He's followed the club since he was a youngster. Today he's the new manager at Boundary Park.

The Manchester United legend takes over at the League Two club after the Football League decided his 10 per cent ownership of non-league Salford City was not a conflict of interest.

Here's Paul Crone's report:

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