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Saturday 20 April 2019

Bolton players seeking PFA assistance as wages still not paid

Anderson reportedly promised to pay the wages, which were due on February 28, if a much-anticipated takeover of the club had not been completed. (stock picture)
Anderson reportedly promised to pay the wages, which were due on February 28, if a much-anticipated takeover of the club had not been completed. (stock picture)

Jamie Holland

Bolton's players have asked the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) to intervene after owner Ken Anderson failed to pay overdue wages.

Anderson reportedly promised to pay the wages, which were due on February 28, if a much-anticipated takeover of the club had not been completed.

Those wages did not materialise and the players, who are urging the PFA to take their case to the English Football League (EFL), expressed their anger.

"We, as a group of players, feel extremely let down by Ken Anderson once again," the statement read.

"We were promised on Friday that our wages and the staff wages would be paid to us by today. Unfortunately, that hasn't happened.

Proceedings

"With no idea of when our wages will be paid our only option is to ask the PFA to take it up with the EFL and start proceedings on our behalf.

"Hopefully the issue gets resolved very soon so we can all move forward as a group and put all our focus into winning games of football and staying in the league."

The EFL later released a statement confirming they have been contacted by the PFA.

An EFL spokesman said: "The EFL has today been informed by the PFA that the playing squad at Bolton Wanderers have not received their February 2019 payments.

"As a result, the EFL has taken the appropriate preventative steps in line with our stated policies in this area and have asked the club for its observations.

Bolton remain second from bottom in the Championship table, seven points ahead of Ipswich.

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