MIDDLESBROUGH’S game at Bolton Wanderers will go ahead as planned after the Trotters were given permission to open their University of Bolton Stadium.

Next Tuesday’s fixture was placed under threat earlier this week when Bolton’s Safety Advisory Group (SAG) refused to issue a safety certificate permitting spectators to enter the ground.

Bolton officials claimed they could not address the SAG’s concerns until the club had appeared in the High Court over an unpaid tax bill on Wednesday.

The hearing resulted in a stay of execution until May 8, and Bolton have subsequently been able to persuade the SAG to remove their prohibition notice.

As a result, Bolton will be able to stage tomorrow’s home game with Ipswich Town and Tuesday’s match against Middlesbrough as planned.

“We are pleased that a resolution has been found and that the games will now take place as scheduled,” said EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey. “I would like to thank the members of the Safety Advisory Group for helping bring this matter to a positive conclusion.”