WANDERERS will not complete their Championship fixture against Brentford after the EFL awarded the Bees’ a 1-0 walkover win.

The game had been pencilled in for Tuesday, May 7, pending the outcome of a Safety Advisory Group meeting this morning, or the club being placed into administration.

Staf have not been paid their wages for April and as such there could be no guarantee given that enough matchday staff would be available to ensure the game went ahead.

Brentford have been awarded three points and Wanderers will now face disciplinary action from an independent board in the coming weeks.

The SAG confirmed at 12.30pm that a prohibition order had been placed on the University of Bolton Stadium under the Safety of Sports Act 1975.

A spokesperson for SAG said: “Bolton Wanderers lies at the heart of our local community and SAG has offered its full support at this difficult time for the club and its fans.

“Regrettably, the club has been unable to confirm that it can put the required matchday operational resources in place for Tuesday’s game.

“These conditions are clearly set out in the ground’s general safety certificate and the law gives us no alternative but to issue a prohibition notice.

“The safety of the public remains our primary concern and the prohibition notice will remain in place until spectator safety can be guaranteed.”

The EFL said the decision to cancel the game completely came after they failed to get assurances from Wanderers that their situation was to improve before Tuesday.

A spokesman said: Following the decision taken by Bolton Wanderers’ Safety Advisory Group (SAG) to issue a Prohibition Notice preventing Tuesday’s rearranged Sky Bet Championship fixture with Brentford from taking place, the EFL will not be asking that the game is played at a future date.

“There is no provision under EFL Regulations to direct clubs to play at a later date than four days past the conclusion of the season and, as a result, it has been determined that Brentford will be awarded the three points on the basis of a 1-0 victory.

“As a consequence, Bolton Wanderers is now deemed to be guilty of misconduct by the EFL which will result in disciplinary proceedings against the club being taken at an appropriate time.

“The decision to award the victory to Brentford is taken under Regulation 33.2 and is independent of the proceedings referred to above.”

The decision to cancel the fixture is believed to be a first in both Wanderers and Football League history.