THE EFL has cancelled a meeting with fans’ groups – including those from Wanderers and Bury – which was scheduled later today.

Debbie Jevans, the league’s interim CEO, was to meet with representatives from the Bolton Wanderers Supporters’ Trust, Forever Bury, Coventry City’s Sky Blue Trust and Blackpool’s Supporters’ Trust to discuss football governance issues.

It is understood the meeting was cancelled to allow full focus on Bury’s urgent situation – with the Shakers facing a midnight deadline to satisfy the league’s demand for financial information, or to sell the club, less they lose their membership.

"After input from Baroness Ann Taylor of Bolton and the Football Supporters Association (FSA), a meeting with Debbie Jevans had been scheduled for tomorrow lunchtime," read a statement at

"Representatives of Forever Bury, Sky Blue Trust, Blackpool Supporters' Trust and Bolton Wanderers Supporters' Trust, along with the FSA, were due to meet Debbie Jevans at the EFL HQ in Preston.

"However, the meeting has today been cancelled. This is very frustrating and disappointing, particularly with the impending expulsion of Bury FC and the still unresolved takeover at Bolton Wanderers FC.

"As a collective, we were looking to make the EFL fully aware of the feelings of supporters and their despair at the lack of intervention from the EFL in the growing numbers of dysfunctional ownership issues. Tomorrow would have been that opportunity.

"We now await a rescheduling of the meeting and sincerely hope that it is not too late to save our clubs from further catastrophes.

"The clock is ticking for our national game. The EFL need to take note and act now."