Today’s back pages: Bolton also on the brink as Bury takeover fails

A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 28 August

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On the brink

It has been confirmed that Bury FC have been expelled from the English Football League (EFL) and they could be followed by Bolton Wanderers.

A takeover of Bury collapsed before the 5pm deadline yesterday, leaving the club “staring into oblivion”, The Guardian reports.

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Bolton are also “on the brink”, says the Independent, as the battle to save the club goes into extra time. They now have 14 days to find a buyer.

The EFL said in a statement: “The EFL Board has therefore taken the decision to lift the suspension on the notice of withdrawal, which was issued as per the EFL’s insolvency policy when the club entered administration in May 2019.

“As per the League’s Articles of Association, this will now give the club 14 days [to 11.59pm on 12 September, 2019] to meet all outstanding requirements of the league’s insolvency policy or its membership in the EFL will be withdrawn.”

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