Bolton players refuse to play against Brentford until they receive owed wages

# 11:49
27 April 2019

Bolton's game against Brentford on Saturday has been called off by the English Football League after Bolton's players said they would not play until they receive the wages they are owed, ONA reports citing BBC.

The match was called off 16 hours before it was scheduled to kick off.

None of the March wages owed to the Wanderers' players have been paid.

"As a result of these disappointing developments, the league has been forced to suspend Saturday's fixture," an EFL statement said.

"The club [Bolton] is now deemed to be guilty of misconduct and will be referred to an Independent Disciplinary Commission. The EFL Board will now consider the matter of determining whether the fixture will be played or not."

In a club statement, Bolton said they "would like to apologize for the inconvenience this will cause.”

Brentford's squad traveled north from London on Friday in preparation for the Championship game, which was due to be played at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Bolton's relegation to League One was confirmed on April 19 when they lost to Aston Villa.