STAFF and players at Bolton Wanderers have been told they will not be guaranteed their November salary will be on time.

Wages were due into accounts tomorrow but an email was sent out by club owner Ken Anderson yesterday to explain that only some employees would get their money on Friday, with others paid on Monday.

The Bolton News understands that Phil Parkinson’s squad has been informed they will not receive their salary – just 48 hours before they face Wigan Athletic in a local derby.

Staff have been assured by Anderson within the email that the club is working towards a swift solution to their financial problems.

An email sent on behalf of Anderson to staff members, and seen by The Bolton News, read: "Dear all, I am afraid I need to inform staff that is has not been possible to process all staff salary payments to clear first thing tomorrow morning (Fridat) as expected.

"For those who do not receive their salary first thing tomorrow morning, some further payments will be made during the day and any staff not paid by the end of tomorrow will receive their salary first thing Monday morning.

"Sincerest apologies for the inconvenience this will cause, but the company is working hard to rectify the situation in the quickest possible timeframe.

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"Should this delay cause any member of staff a serious hardship issue, please speak with the HR department who will discuss how we may be able to assist before payment is made on Monday morning."

Wanderers’ coffers will be swollen this weekend by gate receipts from the Wigan game, while it is also understood the third instalment of fans’ Direct Debit payments for season tickets is due on Monday.

Although this is the first time general staff at the stadium, hotel and club facilities have been directly affected, problems with payment to players has cropped up with alarming regularity at Bolton in the last 12 months.

In the summer, a friendly against St Mirren was boycotted by players when they were not given bonuses on time for staying in the Championship last season. The Professional Footballers' Association was called in to mediate on the eve of the new campaign.

And in September the EFL threatened to put Wanderers into an embargo unless they settled a bonus row with three former players - Karl Henry, Jem Karacan and Derik Osede - who had since left the club. Again after the intervention of the PFA the matter was settled.

Ken Anderson confirmed today that his attempts to sell Bolton have stalled because potential investors have failed to show proof of funding.