Bolton Wanderers: Suspended five-point deduction upheld

7 January 2020

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An appeals panel has upheld the penalty imposed on Bolton over their failure to fulfil fixtures.

EFL had challenged the penalty for being too lenient.

Mads Meisner Christensen mm@offthepitch.com

The decision to suspend Bolton Wanderers' five-point deduction over unfulfilled fixtures against Brentford last season and Doncaster Rovers this season has been upheld by an arbitration panel following a failed appeal by the EFL.

The EFL argued the points suspension and fine was too lenient. An independent panel, however, now concluded the punishment was proportionate.

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