Bolton will start next season with a 12-point deduction in League One after officially entering administration, the EFL has confirmed.
The Trotters’ players previously went on strike after failing to be paid by the club amid negotiations by former Watford owner Laurence Bassini to agree a takeover.
Wanderers had already been relegated to League One having endured a miserable campaign in the Championship, and were forced to forfeit their penultimate game against Brentford.
The club could receive a further six-point deduction for failing to play that fixture.
Bolton’s chairman, Ken Anderson, accused Bassini of “time wasting” and making “empty promises” when the club confirmed last week they would file for administration.