Bolton may be without Christian Doidge, Remi Matthews and Gary O’Neil for their FA Cup tie against Walsall after being placed under a registration embargo, reports BBC Radio Manchester.
It is understood the Championship side are under the embargo as they owe money to at least one outstanding creditor.
The trio cannot play unless permission is granted by the English Football League and Football Association.
Dialogue between the club, EFL and FA is expected to continue on Friday.
However, the players will be ineligible to play on Saturday if the club’s debts remain outstanding.