WANDERERS could be in hot water with the EFL after calling off their game against Doncaster Rovers without informing their opponents.

The league has issued a statement confirming they were not instructed that Tuesday night’s match was to be postponed.

Bolton’s administrators announced this afternoon that the call had been made to protect the welfare of young players who have been drafted into the senior squad.

The EFL said: “Bolton Wanderers has this afternoon announced it will not fulfil its League One fixture against Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

“The club has stated it has taken the decision to postpone the game as a result of concerns over the welfare of its young players, given the frequency of fixtures and the impact this would have on their physical and emotional well-being.

“The EFL understands the challenging position the club currently finds itself in whilst negotiations continue over its purchase. However, it would have expected the club to have first interfaced with the EFL, giving it an opportunity to consider the application to postpone, and consulted with the club’s opposition, Doncaster Rovers before making a public announcement.

“The EFL remains acutely aware of the ongoing risks this challenging and complex situation has to the integrity of the competition.”