Bolton Wanderers host QPR at the University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday, looking to end a week of uncertainty over the club’s financial future with a positive result on the pitch.
The Trotters have endured a hectic week off the field, facing the potential of falling into administration, a twelve-point deduction and a two-year transfer embargo.
A statement made on the club’s official website by chairman Ken Anderson on Monday, suggested that Bolton could fall into administration after failing to agree loan repayments to BluMarble.
However, according to Sky Sports the club have managed to avoid entering into administration and a points deduction after an agreement was reached to repay the loan to BluMarble.
The news will be a welcome boost to manager Phil Parkinson and his players, who can now look to build on a promising start to the season, with The Trotters sat in 8th place after winning three and drawing two of their opening six Championship matches.
Bolton have taken just one point from their last two matches, after taking 10 points from their opening four league games. However, they did come back from 2-0 down to hold Preston to a 2-2 draw at Deepdale in their last match before the international break.
QPR are unbeaten in their last two Championship matches, after beating Wigan 1-0 at Loftus Road and holding Birmingham City to a goalless draw away from home in their last outing. Those results have eased the pressure on boss Steve McClaren, who had seen his side lose their opening four league games.