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

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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