Bolton Wanderers players express anger and frustration as they continue to wait for February wages 

Bolton Wanderers players express anger and frustration as they continue to wait for February wages 

“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.”

That forced the club to issue their own statement on Monday evening, with a spokesman adding that an update on the progress of the takeover would be made before Tuesday night’s game against Sheffield Wednesday.

 “We are disappointed that the players have taken this course of action; however we will continue to have ongoing dialogue with them,” the spokesman said.

“The takeover process is progressing, and all parties are working hard to reach a speedy completion. We hope to make a further statement prior to Tuesday’s game. Once finalised all outstanding salaries will be paid as a matter of urgency.”

It is not the first time that Bolton’s players have been victims of the dire financial situation at the club, with the PFA required to provide a loan in order for wages to be paid before Christmas.

The EFL confirmed they had asked Bolton to explain why the wages had still not been paid.

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.”

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