WANDERERS should be pushing to complete the League One season – even though it likely to end in relegation.

Echoing the general consensus in the game at present, Bolton’s players are keen to resume fixtures and play the remaining 10 games once the government consider it safe to do so.

That could well mean playing behind closed doors, and a report in The Times newspaper at the weekend claimed important stipulation which prevents the broadcast of Saturday games with a 3pm broadcast time has now removed by UEFA.

Some expect the Premier League to shift their fixtures into empty stadia to fulfil their obligations to the broadcasters and that the EFL could use existing streaming technology on iFollow to do the same.

Wanderers are all-but resigned to the idea that they will drop into League Two next season, even though their fate is not yet mathematically assured.

And captain Jason Lowe believes it is important to complete the current campaign regardless of how difficult it has been for the club, on and off the pitch.

“I think the troubles have been well-documented,” he told The Bolton News. “But regardless I think it is important we try to complete the season so that going into next season there is a minimal impact.

“I think the last thing you want is a domino effect. You want as smooth a transition as it is possible to have, even though there’s no perfect solution right now.

“The authorities have got some difficult decisions on how they can get football going again, or whether the fans will be involved but the main thing is that it is done safely. That has to be paramount.

“Football takes a backseat for the moment, though, because there are bigger problems to be sorted.”

Lowe said last week that Wanderers players had been trying to motivate each other to keep fitness levels as high as possible during the hiatus, and while there have been few moments in the current campaign that could be described as enjoyable at Bolton, the midfielder still misses the cut and thrust of League One football.

“We live in a bubble,” he said. “Football is everything to the people involved and for the fans, it’s their club, whether you are in good times or in bad ones.

“When you can’t have something you miss it more. And I certainly miss being out there.”