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Bolton chair Ken Anderson will dip into his own pocket and personally fund the outstanding wages owed to the club’s players and coaching staff.
The Championship club had reached an agreement with the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) to pay November’s salaries but have announced this is no longer the “preferred route.”
Bolton have confirmed the wages will be paid by majority stakeholder Anderson into the players’ and coaches’ respective bank accounts on Friday.
“Bolton Wanderers Football Club can confirm that all outstanding salaries for its coaching and playing staff will be paid into their respective accounts on Friday morning,” read a club statement.
“The delay in payment had been caused after an option with the 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 chair Ken Anderson will personally fund the outstanding salaries.”
The club added they would not be commenting further.
Bolton have been beset by financial difficulties this season. Players went on strike in the summer and pre-season friendlies were cancelled after wages had not been paid.
Bolton avoided administration in September after former owner Eddie Davies gave the club a loan just days before he died.
Bolton, who are currently second from bottom in the table and without a league win in 11 matches, are scheduled to play Leeds at home on Saturday.
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