WANDERERS look to have avoided a potential player walk-out after assuring them overdue salaries will be paid by Friday.

A statement from the club was released this morning to confirm payment will be made by Ken Anderson into player accounts, 14 days after it was initially due.

In theory, Bolton’s players could serve notice and leave on a free transfer if the payment does not arrive as promised.

Wanderers players sought talks with Anderson last Thursday and opted to call in the PFA for help to pay their wages.

A loan was agreed but fell down when the union uncovered a winding-up order against the club which was still live in the court system, leaving them unable to guarantee repayment.

Talks continued with the PFA to try and remedy the situation but a definitive answer may now have been found, leaving Phil Parkinson’s side to resume preparations for their game on Saturday at home to Leeds United.

“Bolton Wanderers Football Club can confirm that all outstanding salaries for its coaching and playing staff will be paid into their respective accounts on Friday morning,” the statement read.

“The delay in payment had been caused after an option with the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) was explored. Although that option does remain in place at this moment in time, it is not the Club’s preferred route.

“Instead, Bolton Wanderers’ owner and chairman Ken Anderson will personally fund the outstanding salaries.

“The club would now like all attention turned towards Saturday’s important Sky Bet Championship fixture against Leeds United at the University of Bolton Stadium.

“Bolton Wanderers will not be making any further comment on this matter.”