WANDERERS’ players have been told they will be paid next week after they confronted club owner Ken Anderson for answers this afternoon.

A small number of senior players spoke to Anderson – who was out of the country – via a conference call to ask why their November salary had not been paid.

It is understood they have now received assurances from the chairman that all money owed will now be in accounts by December 6.

A wave of concern spread around the club last night when an email sent on behalf of Ken Anderson warned all staff that they may not receive their monthly salary until after the weekend.

The owner’s stance was then reversed at lunchtime when another email issued to non-playing staff confirmed that wages would be fast-tracked into accounts by the close of business on Friday.

Bolton boss Phil Parkinson then confirmed that he, fellow coaching staff and the first team squad had not received their pay – and that players had asked to speak directly to Anderson to express their frustration.

“I think it’s a good thing because while I can speak to Ken and pass information on, it’s different when they can ask him themselves,” the manager added.

“The lads wanted to do it and I think it was a good idea.”

Wanderers face local rivals Wigan Athletic on Saturday at the University of Bolton Stadium and Parkinson is hoping his squad can now move on quickly.

“They have to block all of that out,” he said. “It hasn’t been an ideal situation but we need to do ourselves a favour and makes sure we go into this game in the right frame of mind to get a result.”