MP calls for urgent intervention into EFL’s handling of the BWFC situation

Local MP Chris Green has today called for an urgent inquiry into the ongoing financial troubles at Bolton Wanderers Football Club.

In his letter to Damian Collins MP, Chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Mr Green has urged him to launch an inquiry into the English Football League’s management of the situation at BWFC, Bury FC and the situation in other clubs.

The Bolton MP has also again written to the Minister for Sport, Nigel Adams MP, urging him to put pressure on the EFL to save BWFC and to take action if they do not protect the club through this ongoing situation.

Speaking about the situation at BWFC, Mr Green said: “It is appalling that the situation at BWFC has been allowed to carry on for this long, with fans being concerned for months about whether their club is going to survive.

“To have Bury FC ejected from the EFL is serious, but to have two clubs ejected if a deal does not go through for the Wanderers is unprecedented and shows that the football league has failed in its duty to protect football clubs from appalling situations like these.

“This cannot be allowed to continue, which is why I am calling for an urgent inquiry into the EFL and their management of the situation at Bolton Wanderers.”