The English Football League board has told Bolton that they must complete their two outstanding Sky Bet Championship fixtures against Brentford and Nottingham Forest.

Bolton's troubled season hit its lowest point after their league game at home to Brentford was called off on Friday, with Wanderers players refusing to play in protest at unpaid wages.

But the EFL issued a statement on Saturday morning, saying: "The club has been instructed to now make the appropriate arrangements for the rearrangement of Saturday's game at the earliest opportunity.

"In issuing this directive, the board is 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."