WANDERERS will be in court next month to defend a winding-up petition issued by HMRC.

As reported by The Bolton News on February 8, the club has been hit by a sixth petition in 16 months over unpaid tax and VAT.

According to the London Gazette, the hearing will be held on March 20 at 10.30am or soon thereafter.

Ken Anderson has confirmed he has agreed ‘heads of terms’ with a consortium, believed to be headed by London-based Parminder Basran and Sharron Brittan.

He also claims discussions are ongoing with “several” other consortia.

It has been reported that one of the major sticking points to a deal going through are the financial ties to former owner Eddie Davies, who passed away last September.

A bridging loan of £5million, which was supplied just days before his death, is now due for repayment and secured against Anderson’s shares in Wanderers’ parent company, Burnden Leisure.

Anderson forwarded the loan to pay-off finance company BluMarble last year and ensured he is now a secured creditor.

On top of that, part of the deal to sell Wanderers to Anderson and Dean Holdsworth in March 2016 included future bonus payments dependant on sporting performance, including promotion to the Premier League.