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Bolton players furious with chairman

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Bolton players are furious with chairman Ken Anderson after their salaries for February have still not been paid.

On Friday, they had received assurances from Anderson that if a club takeover had not taken place by Monday, he would put funds into the club to pay the players and football staff.

The money was expected to hit their bank accounts on Monday but that has not happened. The players are currently deciding on their next move.

Ken Anderson © Getty Images Ken Anderson

A statement released from the Bolton squad to Sky Sports News read: "We as a group of players feel extremely let down by Ken Anderson once again.

"We were promised on Friday that our wages and the staff wages would be paid to us by today. Unfortunately that hasn't happened.

"With no idea of when our wages will be paid our only option is to ask the PFA to take it up with the EFL and start proceedings on our behalf.

a close up of a logo: Bolton players and coaching staff have still not been paid their wages for February © NetStorage Bolton players and coaching staff have still not been paid their wages for February

"Hopefully the issue gets resolved very soon, so we can all move forward as a group and put all our focus into winning games of football and staying in the league!"

Meanwhile, Bolton manager Phil Parkinson spoke to Sky Sports News on Monday afternoon, confirming the wages still have not been paid. However, he still believed it may happen by the end of the day.

He said: "The lads didn't expect it to be in first thing this morning but like I said on Friday, it does become a talking point when we are once again preparing for what is a huge game for us.

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"The communication on Friday was good and there was a lift from us all on the weekend with the result and that communication and we hope the positive news continues to come."

If the wages are not received by the end of the day, Parkinson said: "It won't help. But we've got to be professional and put on another performance.

"The club just needs a stable period and a solid platform to move forward because it's such a great club, fantastic stadium, great training ground and whoever ends up buying the club has got a great project ahead of them."

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