SHARON Brittan says Wanderers can now finally move on after an arbitration panel ruled that no further points would be taken from the club’s tally this season.

The EFL had appealed a decision made by an independent disciplinary commission in November which handed Bolton a five-point deduction, suspended for 18 months.

Several clubs had lobbied for stronger and more immediate punishment, but Wanderers felt they had a iron-clad case, a fact underlined when a second panel upheld the original decision.

The league say they will now consult clubs for changes to the rules on failing to fulfil fixtures and breaching regulations.

But chairman, Brittan, believes the club can now start looking forward with some confidence – including fighting to stay in League One this season.

“We are pleased that this decision brings to an end the uncertainty regarding the original conclusion of the disciplinary commission,” she said.

“The case was one of the major legacy issues we inherited at the club and we welcome the opportunity to be able to move forward.

“Our attention can now be completely focused on the pitch as we strive to retain our status in Sky Bet League One.

“We are under no illusions that this will be a difficult task. That’s why it is so important to us that the fans, who have been phenomenal so far this season, continue to get behind Keith and the team for the remainder of the campaign.

“Despite the restrictions imposed on the club, the management are working around the clock to strengthen the squad to fight for every point available.”