Bolton prepared to contest EFL's appeal of suspended penalty

10 December 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Last month, an independent disciplinary commission ruled that Bolton Wanderers would be subject to a suspended five-point deduction - a ruling, which the EFL feels is too lenient.

In November, Bolton Wanderers received a five-point suspended penalty for failing to play two fixtures in the past two seasons.

The EFL has contested the penalty, which was a judgement made by an independent disciplinary board.

Bolton are now examining the EFL's arguments in preparation for a second independent hearing.

Jesper Elkjær Jensen jej@offthepitch.com

Bolton Wanderers are prepared to fight back against the English Football League.

According to the Bolton News, the club's CEO, Emma Beaugeard, said that she "struggled to find logic" in the EFL's appeal of the judgement in the case against Bolton Wanderers, which saw the club receive a suspended penalty in November.

The ruling against the Wanderers came in relation to the club's non-fulfilment of two fixtures over the course of two seasons - the first against Brentford in the 2018/19 season; the second against Doncaster Rovers in August.

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