THE EFL delievered the long-awaited news about Bolton Wanderers' fate more than six hours on from their 5pm deadline.

A lot of Wanderers fans will have woken up to the news this morning that the league has given the club until 11.59pm on September 12 to meet all outstanding requirements of the EFL’s insolvency policy or have its membership to the league withdrawn.

The EFL issued their statement at 11.07pm last night and the administrators of the club did not clarify their own stance until 11.35pm.

The statement on behalf of administrators David Rubin and Partners said: "All parties have been in continuous dialogue throughout the day and are working closely together this evening in order to bring a deal to completion. We will continue to work through the night if necessary."

Both statements were met with a combination of anger, confusion and worry by fans on social media.

Lucy Weir tweeted: "Seriously, what is there to discuss? There’s hundreds of people’s livelihoods on the line.

Reflecting on the announcement that Bury FC would be expelled from the league, Wanderers fan Lee Hemmings added: "Forget the 14 days. One great club has been lost today. Please, I beg you, don’t make it two in two weeks. Get this deal done now."

Some fans were also still worried that liquidation would commence this morning, as was previously announced by the administrators.

Blogger from Bolton Wanderers fan site Will Jones said: "Just praying the liquidation process doesn’t begin as planned in the morning and there’ll be some lenience given as part of the extension. Think I’ll call it a night there. Enough heartache for one day. Absolutely devastated for Bury, such a sad day for football. EFL 100 per cent to blame. Shame on them. As for us, I’m just praying to wake up to the ever evasive news we’re all desperate for tomorrow morning.