Both Bolton and Bury have been given a deadline of 5.00 pm by the English Football League (EFL) to provide evidence of their financial viability ahead of their opening games in the Football League this weekend.
While the EFL says “some progress has been achieved” with the clubs over the weekend, concerns remain over “the respective challenges they currently face”.
“The EFL will continue to offer its full assistance and support to both clubs in order to achieve the objective of securing long-term futures for them,” a statement said.
“But with the season now a matter of days away there is no other option but for all outstanding matters to be brought to a conclusion.”
If the information is not received, the EFL is likely to suspend the opening day fixtures against Wycombe Wanderers (Bolton Wanderers) and MK Dons (Bury).
Both clubs are already starting life with a 12 point deduction, the penalty for falling into administration