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Bolton Wanderers holding important meeting about pay amid financial turmoil

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Sky Bet Championship side Bolton Wanderers are holding a meeting today with players and staff to ask for them to defer their wages amidst the on-going financial crisis at the club, according to The Bolton News

Bolton are holding an important meeting with regard to wages after Neil Lennon's squad went unpaid in November

Bolton are holding an important meeting with regard to wages after Neil Lennon’s squad went unpaid in November

Neil Lennon’s side, who currently sit bottom of the Championship, were not paid for November, and another missed pay packet in December could enable players to walk away from their contracts at the Greater Manchester club.

However, to avoid a potential walk out from the players at the Macron Stadium, Trevor Birch is likely to confirm that at least part of their November salaries will be paid by the end of the month.

As talks to sell the club continue, the players and coaching staff could be left waiting indefinitely for their December pay, with the Professional Footballer’s Association (PFA) also set to help out.

Manager Lennon confirmed at the weekend that talks would take place, telling the Bolton News: ‘There is a meeting with the PFA on Monday. We are going to get a percentage of our wages and hopefully those will be made up somewhere else down the line’.

‘We don’t really talk about it. But something will come out of the meeting. It is not overly affecting them, but it is bound to eke away at them.’

However, there does appear to be increasing positivity for the struggling Trotters, with administration looking less and less likely as a potential takeover gets nearer completion.

The problems off the field have affected the performances on the field recently, but as the club strives to fix its financial troubles, there are some positives coming from matches.

Lennon’s charges nearly picked up their second win of the season against Fulham at the weekend only to be denied by Ross McCormack’s late equalising goal.

He will continue to be determined not to let off the field problems detract from their performances on the field as they look to make a push for safety in the second half of the season.

With Rotherham United up next for Bolton – a crucial clash – Lennon will be looking to turn Wanderers’ season around, and Bolton will be looking to put this crisis behind them as soon as possible.

Bolton fans… what do you make of the news? Do you believe the club will push through this crisis and come out stronger? Do you think you will stay in the Championship? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


17, work for Youth Football Scotland and write for Football League World. Rotherham United fan. Contact me @ rafie.thompson@gmail.com Twitter: @rafiethompson

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