Bolton Wanderers boss Phil Parkinson has shared his thoughts on a potential player strike after they were once again not paid on Monday, report the Bolton News.
Owner and chairman Ken Anderson had promised last week that the playing staff would be paid by yesterday even if a takeover had not been completed.
But it now looks as though they will have to wait until Anderson has sold the club, leading to whispers of a strike among the players who are able to declare their contracts null and void if they are not paid by Thursday.
“I would hate it to get to that stage,” Parkinson told his pre-match press conference on Monday.
“And it’s premature because there is a lot going on behind the scenes as we speak.”
The Trotters picked up a crucial three points last weekend thanks to a 2-0 win over Millwall as they look to stave off a seemingly imminent relegation.
They currently sit second from bottom in the Championship table and eight points from safety with just ten matches of the season remaining.
Sheffield Wednesday visit the University of Bolton Stadium tonight in what looks like being another must-win match for the club.
Parkinson is right that it would be bad to get to that stage, but from the player’s point of view, I would not blame them at all.
In any other job, if you went months without getting paid, you would be well within your rights to go on strike, but because they are footballers it seems to be a bit more taboo.
But, frankly, they should now prepare to go on strike. It is well within their rights.