THE PFA has stepped in with an emergency loan to ease the pay crisis at Wanderers.

It is understood around half of the outstanding money – £400,000 – will be paid into players’ accounts this morning.

The rest must be supplied by under-fire Bolton Wanderers owner Ken Anderson but should that payment not be made by December 14, this Friday, then playing contracts would become null and void and players could walk away for nothing.

Anderson, who has come in for heavy criticism of his handling of the situation, last week blamed a drop in attendances for the current cashflow problems, which meant he could not pay November salaries to players and coaching staff.

He has refused to comment on whether December’s salary could also be affected.

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Under such circumstances, Parkinson was proud of his players’ performance at Norwich, despite an injury-time goal from Teemu Pukki meaning they left Carrow Road empty-handed.

“The perfect answer would have been a result,” he said. “Really, when you take the emotion out of it, in the cold light of day, Sammy got sent off and there’s 30 seconds to go, the ball goes into the box and we didn’t react quickly enough to the second ball.

“That’s what hurts more than anything. I should be stood here applauding the lads for the way they played against the top of the league.”