Carlisle boss Steven Pressley has called on some of the game’s crisis clubs to be kicked out of the EFL.

Pressley blasted the situations at Bury and Bolton, two clubs with well-documented off-field woes.

Bury’s opening League One game against MK Dons has been suspended after the League said it had not received all the information it needed from owner Steve Dale regarding the club’s future funding.

Bolton avoided that fate, with their game against Wycombe set to go ahead with a takeover looming.

Bury were deducted 12 points ahead of the new campaign after creditors agreed a Company Voluntary Arrangement in a bid to clear debts. Dale said the League's decision to suspend their game was an "injustice" and insisted all the required information had been given.

Bolton will also start on -12 after appointing administrators.

Pressley accused both clubs of “overspending”. Both have seen players and staff go unpaid recently.

United’s manager said Carlisle, by contrast, should be at a greater advantage because they are “run properly”.

He said: “I’ll be honest with you, I think the current football world is not a fair world.

“Clubs like us should get more credit than we get.

“The problem in football is, clubs like Bury [and] clubs like Bolton, who have overspent and not worked within their means - and in a way could be described as cheating to gain success - [they] aren’t penalised heavily enough.

“These clubs should be banished from the Football League and clubs that are run properly should benefit, because what actually happens is supporters get frustrated that we can’t compete with these clubs.

“But, actually, we maybe can, it’s just they are not spending within their means.

“It brings a pressure to clubs that are being run properly, like ourselves, and it’s wrong.

“Clubs like ourselves should be credited for working properly and this is one of the problems in the football game just now.”

United have adopted a well-publicised tighter approach this season – described by fans’ trust CUOSC as “financial sobriety”.

That approach sees the involvement of backers Edinburgh Woollen Mill, who had loaned the Blues £1.3m at the end of the club’s last accounting period.