EASTLEIGH'S FA Cup opponents Bolton Wanderers will not be going into administration today – raising hopes that a last-gasp deal can be struck to save the club.

Buyers had been warned that steps would be taken towards administration if the board felt a sale was unlikely by the end of tonight.

Administration remains a possibility, but Wanderers - who salvaged a late 1-1 third round draw at the Silverlake on Saturday - are seeking to raise some immediate cash with the sale of car parking land.

That could ease the pressure on them to sell Zach Clough and Josh Vela – who were both involved in last night’s squad for the 3-2 Championship defeat at Sheffield Wednesday which kept Wanderers pinned to the bottom of the table.

It is understood that Clough’s move to Bristol City remains in discussion, as does Vela’s move to Cardiff City.

Mark Davies, another player potentially on his way out of the club, has failed to agree personal terms with Wednesday and a move to the Owls now looks unlikely.

The midfielder may yet leave, however, with Fulham now looking to manufacture a deal despite the London club currently coming under a transfer embargo for Financial Fair Play.

The High Court is due to hear a winding up order on Monday over Bolton's unpaid tax and VAT worth more than £2million.

Discussions continue with three different buyers but, with the brakes seemingly being applied on outgoing deals for Clough and Vela, hopes have been raised that a conclusion will finally reached.

All the while, the Bolton Wanderers Supporters Trust broke the 2,000 barrier on memberships last night, now eclipsing Portsmouth – the body that has been instrumental in their creation.

Ex-Saint Kevin Davies and John McGinlay have also proposed a competition before Tuesday night’s FA Cup replay against Eastleigh which would see the two Wanderers legends compete to see who can sign up the most supporters on the night.

It is understood that flyers will be printed for the occasion which allow fans who cannot pledge a £10 membership fee online to get involved.

Meanwhile, Wanderers have been snubbed by the BBC for television coverage for the Eastleigh game and should find out today whether BT Sport have picked it above one of the other third round replays.