Bolton Wanderers’ relegation showdown with Millwall will go ahead after the players were told they will be paid regardless of whether a takeover goes through next week.
The fixture has been under threat all week at a club that was forced to close its training ground on Monday as there was no food or drink available for players and staff.
A threat to cancel Bolton’s safety certificate was withdrawn when match-day stewards and other important safety staff were paid money owing to them on Thursday.
However, the game was also in jeopardy as a number of players were unhappy about the fact they are still waiting to receive their February wages and were contemplating refusing to play in the game or to even ask the Professional Footballers Association whether they had grounds to cancel their contracts.
But Bolton manager Phil Parkinson has revealed their grievances have been heard by Anderson and a promise has been made to pay the money owed to them regardless of whether new owners are found after the weekend.
“All the office staff and people who work at the ground were paid this morning. The players and coaching staff, including myself, have not been paid,” Parkinson told The Bolton News.