WANDERERS players have been told they will be paid by Monday – even if the takeover does not materialise.

Ken Anderson sent a message to Phil Parkinson and his players at the training ground this morning, via his advisor, Paul Aldridge.

The squad had given Anderson a deadline of this evening to let them know when they would get their wages, which were due on February 28.

The Bolton boss confirmed the news at his press conference for the Millwall game.

“All the office staff and people who work at the ground were paid this morning. The players and coaching staff, including myself, have not been paid,” he told The Bolton News.

“Paul Aldridge has just come down to the training ground and his message from Ken was that the takeover was progressing well and we hope that keeps going in the right direction.

“However, if it hasn’t happened by Monday, Ken says he will pay the existing people who haven’t been paid.”

Players had threatened to make an official complaint to the EFL and had also recruited the help of the PFA to examine their contractual obligations.

But after getting some long-overdue assurances from Aldridge, all focus is now on preparing for the Millwall six-pointer.

“For the players and myself that bit of communication is a real positive,” Parkinson said.

“In fairness to the lads, all they were concerned about last week was the office staff and everyone who works at the ground, getting their money first. That’s a credit to them.

“But they wanted to know when they would get paid, so hopefully things will progress.”