“With so many senior players injured or unavailable, the squad has performed heroically and deserves so much credit. It is obvious that to call on them for another match without an adequate break would be detrimental to both their welfare and development which cannot be allowed.”
Of course not. Perhaps it is a little unfair to compare Bolton’s plight with other teams, but the way they are communicating their troubles isn’t helping them. They can expect further sanctions, perhaps even more point deductions. As they started the league on -12 points, and have only managed to get one point so far, this would be tantamount to relegation to League Two.