Sheffield Wednesday could be facing another points penalty next season over unpaid wages to players, a report from a print edition of The Sun (06/06, p63) has revealed.
The Owls were deducted six points last season over breaches of Financial Fair Play regulations, which ultimately cost them dearly as they were relegated to League One by three points.
Now it seems as though the club may be facing a similar problem again during the 2021/22 campaign.
According to this latest update, the PFA are urging Wednesday’s players to submit claims against the club over unpaid wages.
It is thought that some players have not been paid in full for the past four months, while some are still owed end of season loyalty payments from the club.
In total, Wednesday are said to owe their players somewhere in the region of £12million, and it has been suggested that if a complaint is made, then the club may face a points deduction again next season.
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However, the report goes onto suggest that while players who left Hillsborough this summer are open to taking such action, those who remain at the club are reluctant to do so at this moment.
This is a really worrying situation that Sheffield Wednesday have got themselves into here.
Following their relegation last season, the Owls should be focusing on an immediate promotion back to the Championship.
However, these claims over unpaid wages means it is hard to now what sort of a side they will even be able to put out in League One next season.
Add to that this new threat of a points deduction, and you feel that Wednesday’s aims for next season may yet end up being rather different to securing promotion, which could then see them rooted in the third-tier for some time to come yet.