ANDY Taylor says Wanderers’ first team players have not agreed to play the rescheduled game against Brentford.

The game – which remains in some doubt because of the stadium’s safety certificate and the impending threat of administration – has been pencilled in for Tuesday, May 7.

Taylor believes the lack of communication between the EFL and the players last week cost any chance of the game going ahead with a full strength side.

“My personal feeling is that we shouldn’t have to play that game,” he told The Bolton News. “At the end of the day we’re employees who have chosen to strike – and if that happened in the wider world, staff wouldn’t be asked to work another day to make up for lost time.

“The EFL now need to work through the process and decide what they want to do but I don’t think it’s right to play the kids. I also don’t think that Brentford would play their first team if that was the case.

“So where is sense in playing that game?

“It feels as if the statement they put out saying we had to play the game that week just created panic. It was something they jumped into hastily rather than speaking directly to the players and making everyone aware of their options.”