WANDERERS have confirmed Remi Matthews has gone back to Norwich City.

The 24-year-old goalkeeper has returned to Carrow Road just days after he was told he could not be registered for this weekend’s FA Cup tie with Walsall.

An EFL registration embargo had left Matthews and striker Christian Doidge in a precarious position and unable complete their loan-to-buy moves from Norwich and Forest Green Rovers, respectively.

Experienced midfielder Gary O’Neil was also told he could not sign a new six-month deal because Bolton owed money to football creditors, one of which is understood to be the PFA.

Wanderers announced in August on their official website that Matthews would join on “an initial loan deal with the move becoming permanent in January.”

A statement released before kick-off this afternoon read.

“Bolton Wanderers can confirm that Remi Matthews has returned to Norwich City following the completion of his loan spell at the University of Bolton Stadium,” a statement read “The 24-year-old goalkeeper made four appearances for the club following his arrival from Carrow Road in August.

“Everybody at BWFC would like to thank Remi for his contribution to the team and we wish him well for the future.”

The club has refused to comment on whether Doidge or O’Neil have been passed for today’s game – or whether they will have to wait for the embargo to be cleared before playing for the club again.

It is understood Doidge’s club Forest Green consider the 26-year-old a Bolton player and have been relaxed about the prospect of payment coming in instalments.

There is no suggestion at present, however, how long the registration embargo could apply and whether it will affect the participation of Doidge or O’Neil in next weekend’s game at Bristol City.