Bolton Wanderers to pay outstanding salaries to players and coaches to avoid walkout

Bolton Wanderers have released a statement declaring all outstanding wages owed to playing and coaching staff will be paid in full on Friday.

The announcement comes after rumours of a player walkout hanging over the club the past couple of months. But chairman Ken Anderson will personally fund the payments to clear the outstanding wages.

Anderson cited cash flow problems for the delay in paying staff their wages for November, with the Championship club seeking advice from the PFA to see if a stopgap could be implemented while the Trotters managed their finances.

But this will be avoided at least for November’s wages as Anderson steps in and with the PFA recently pulling out of the agreement.

A club statement confirmed: “Bolton Wanderers can confirm that all outstanding salaries for its coaching and playing staff will be paid into their respective accounts on Friday morning.

“The delay in payment had been caused after an option with the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) was explored. Although that option does remain in place at this moment in time, it is not the Club’s preferred route.

“Instead, Bolton Wanderers’ owner and chairman Ken Anderson will personally fund the outstanding salaries.

“The club would now like all attention turned towards Saturday’s important Sky Bet Championship fixture against Leeds United at the University of Bolton Stadium.”

Relegation-threatened Wanderers have struggled in the second tier this season with their last league victory coming in a 1-0 win over Derby County on September 29.

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