BOLTON Wanderers have officially been placed into administration.

A statement released on the club’s website this afternoon confirmed Paul Appleton and Asher Miller of London-based insolvency firm David Rubin and Partners as joint administrators.

It was also confirmed that Fildraw – and not Ken Anderson – has placed the club into administration.

The statement read: “Paul Appleton and Asher Miller of David Rubin & Partners have today been appointed as Joint Administrators of Bolton Wanderers Football & Athletic Club (BWFC) and Burnden Leisure Limited (BLL) in the High Court of Justice.

“Both appointments were made following the Notices of Intention to appoint administrators filed by Fildraw Limited last week, which followed a long period of uncertainty since the presentation of a petition by HMRC.

“Fildraw Limited is a company through which the Trust representing the family of the late Eddie Davies lent substantial sums to the club.

“The decision was finally made for the appointments which it is hoped will ensure the continued existence of the club, one of the founding members of the Football League.”

Appleton also made a brief statement, adding: "This has obviously been a long-running situation and it is vitally important that we quickly establish the position of both the football club and the holding company.

"It has got to the stage where the Trust could not sit back and allow the club to go into liquidation. Decisive action had to be taken and the Trust believes the decision is in the best interests of Bolton Wanderers."

"Everybody at the club as well as the supporters need a sense of clarity and that is what I will be seeking to provide as quickly as possible."

The EFL has also underlined their intention to dock 12 points from the start of next season.

"The EFL can confirm that it has been formally notified that administrators have been appointed in respect of Bolton Wanderers Football Club," a statement read.

"As a result, the club is now subject to a 12 point deduction and, in accordance with EFL Regulations, the sporting sanction will take effect next season in League One. 

"The EFL will now commence discussions with the administrators with the aim of achieving a long-term future for the club."