THE PFA will speak to senior players at Bolton Wanderers this morning to see if they will be required to provide financial assistance towards wages during the current turmoil.

Frustration in the Whites’ camp is high after players and coaching staff have been left waiting for their November salary by under-fire club owner Ken Anderson.

A pledge to pay by Thursday was not honoured and the players’ union could now organise loans to help bail the club out.

The Wanderers squad will travel by coach to an away fixture at Norwich City this morning, stopping for a training session en route.

Reports suggesting members of staff could go on strike have been vehemently denied within the camp and preparations will continue for the match at Carrow Road as normal, despite another unwanted distraction.

Anderson has come in for heavy criticism for his handling of the situation and penned a lengthy response on the club’s official website on Wednesday, blaming local media ‘negativity’ and a shortfall of 2,000 supporters for the plummet in cash-flow which has contributed to the problem.

Once the club pay a salary run they will also be obliged to pay tax and national insurance – and some sources suggest the due date of this payment could be linked to the delay.

Phil Parkinson tried hard to play down the problems at his weekly press conference yesterday but admitted the wage issues were “hardly ideal”.

“We are in regular dialogue with Ken and Paul Aldridge, and I had a good chat with him the other night to talk us through what is going on,” he said.

“I think there will be a positive resolution.

“I had a brief chat with the lads this morning to explain the situation but I have touched base with Ken and he is looking to sort it.”

Anderson claimed earlier this week that this was the first time the “majority” of players – many of whom were signed in the summer – had experienced pay problems at Bolton.

But while senior stars have been able to draw on savings, the hardest-hit are understood to be first year professionals, who have not had the same earning power.

A source told The Bolton News yesterday: “It’s not nice for any of us but the younger lads don’t have money saved up so it’s a big problem to them.”