Bolton's rearranged home fixture against Brentford will not be played, with the Bees being awarded three points.

The Sky Bet Championship match, originally scheduled for last Saturday, was postponed as unpaid Bolton players went on strike, and rearranged for next Tuesday.

But statements on the official websites of both clubs and the EFL on Friday said that Bolton's Safety Advisory Group had issued a prohibition notice preventing that contest from taking place and that it would not be played at a future date.

Brentford are being awarded three points on the basis of a 1-0 win, which moves them up from 15th to 12th in the table.

The EFL said Bolton, who are second-bottom of the table and already relegated, were guilty of misconduct and that there would be disciplinary proceedings taken against them.

The EFL's statement said: "Following the decision taken by Bolton Wanderers' Safety Advisory Group (SAG) to issue a Prohibition Notice preventing Tuesday's rearranged Sky Bet Championship fixture with Brentford from taking place, the EFL will not be asking that the game is played at a future date.

"There is no provision under EFL Regulations to direct clubs to play at a later date than four days past the conclusion of the season and, as a result, it has been determined that Brentford will be awarded the three points on the basis of a 1-0 victory.

"As a consequence, Bolton Wanderers is now deemed to be guilty of misconduct by the EFL which will result in disciplinary proceedings against the club being taken at an appropriate time.

"The decision to award the victory to Brentford is taken under Regulation 33.2 and is independent of the proceedings referred to above."

That came after Laurence Bassini claimed to have taken control of Bolton despite the club's insistence his potential takeover was off.

Brentford head coach Thomas Frank admitted he sympathised with the Bolton staff, fans and players.

Speaking at his press conference ahead of his side's game with Preston on Sunday in quotes carried on the Brentford Twitter account, Frank said: "First and foremost, I feel sorry for the Bolton staff, fans and players because they are in a mess and it is not nice to be in a situation like that.

"I hope, deep down, that they can turn it around and come out on the other side."