The Brentford FC hierarchy has expressed sympathy for hundreds of supporters who may been left out of pocket after the Bees’ game against Bolton Wanderers was controversially called off. 
Bolton’s players and staff decided to take drastic action over not being paid by the club last week, forcing the EFL to postpone the game at short notice. 
News of a planned strike had filtered out of the club around 24 hours before last Saturday’s game was scheduled to kick-off but many supporters had already made plans to make the 400-mile round trip to Bolton. 
“It does not surprise me to hear that hundreds of our fantastic supporters were due to be with us in Bolton today,” said Brentford boss Thomas Frank. 
“I am desperately sorry that they will not have a game to watch.
“I, the players and coaching staff, have immense sympathy for the Bolton players for the situation they have found themselves in and I hope it is resolved. 
“But it is important that our fans are looked after as well.
“The players always appreciate the following we get away from home.
“It gives us a great boost to see Brentford fans when we come out at away grounds. 
“We look forward to seeing them at our next away game, whenever that will be.”
The Trotters have since been advised they are expected to fulfil their obligations to play their remaining two fixtures of the season, even if that meant fielding a weakened side. 
Meanwhile Brentford chief executive Jon Varney has signalled his intention to help reimburse the hundreds of supporters who were left out of pocket after the weekend’s events. 
“This situation will continue to develop over the coming days,” revealed Varney.
“We are waiting to hear whether the game will be rearranged and, if so, when. 
“Once we know that we can make decisions on the best way our supporters can be compensated, and by who. 
“Almost 400 fans bought from us in advance and I will work with our Ticket Office to assist with refunds for fans that want them. 
“I will also be talking to the Supporters’ Association about the cost of their coach and what we can do if the game is played this week. I will keep our fans updated.”