Our FA Cup Third Round opponents Bolton Wanderers have been placed under a registration embargo by the Football League and the Football Association according to the BBC
This embargo means that three of their current players Christian Doidge, Remi Matthews and former Saddler Gary O’Neil could be refused permission to play on Saturday.
Doidge and Matthews are currently on loan and were due to sign permanently this week from Forest Geeen and Norwich respectively however under the embargo Bolton cannot make these deals permanent.
Former Saddler Gary O’Neil signed a short term deal in the summer however under the embargo Bolton cannot extend his contract.
The embargo has been placed on them as they are reported to owe debt to at least one creditor.
This isn’t the first time Bolton have faced crisis this season, their players went on strike in June after unpaid wages and their pre season friendly against St Mirren was postponed. Additionally Bolton staff weren’t paid their November wages until mid December and talks with the PFA took place.
Bolton are currently in discussions with the EFL and the FA to allow them permission to make all three signings permanent.