WHAT a difference a day makes.

This time yesterday, the future looked bleak for Bolton Wanderers.

After several positive steps yesterday, things could be looking up for the Whites.

The club faced Saturday’s match against Millwall being called off because it had not paid employees and it was uncertain whether there would be enough people to staff the ground safely.

It emerged the club also owed money to the emergency services for covering the ground on match days.

Police and ambulance are understood to have been paid yesterday and Wanderers staff are to be paid today and tomorrow.

This has convinced the Safety Advisory Group, which issues the safety certificate, that appropriate staffing levels will be in place on Saturday.

The certificate has been reissued and the game will now go ahead.

Meanwhile, chairman Ken Anderson is advanced in talks to sell the club, with more than one group looking to take over at the helm. He hopes to have a deal done this week.

In a lengthy statement, he also reinstated media privileges to Marc Iles and John McGinlay.

There is still plenty of work to be done, but the next few days are starting to look more positive for Wanderers than they did at the start of the week.

Hopefully Mr Anderson can complete the takeover and new owners will be able to invest and take the club forward.