GARY O’Neil is desperate for the takeover to go through at Wanderers – just so he can stop being asked about it.

After scoring in the 2-1 victory against Millwall on Saturday the midfielder is desperate to see a weight lifted from the club’s shoulders as Ken Anderson seeks to complete the sale of his majority shareholding.

Despite disappointment that the deal was not completed over the weekend, it is understood the four-strong Football Ventures consortium is inching closer to the line.

And O’Neil says that would come as blessed relief to the dressing room, as well as the terraces, after months of uncertainty.

“This will be a different place once the takeover goes through," he said. "It’ll be great for the fans because they have been through such a tough time. When it’s your football club, the one you’ve grown up with, it’s part of your life – to see where it is at the moment must be really tough.

“From a players’ point of view it’s a bit of a pain. It doesn’t affect anyone’s performance or what we’re doing day-to-day but it has to be talked about all the time. It becomes repetitive.

“You don’t want to count your chickens because you never know but if we get some good news, as we’ve been led to believe, in the next few days then it will be brilliant.

“Even the chance this might be all over gave the fans a lift.”

Anderson has promised to fund the £600,000 wage bill himself today if a takeover does not go through, which gives Wanderers a chance to concentrate fully on tomorrow night’s crunch home game with Sheffield Wednesday.

O’Neil says experience has taught him not to allow money to occupy too much of his time.

“Every player is different wage-wise but they are guaranteed because we’re on contracts, guaranteed by the PFA,” he said. “When you’re as old as I am I know I’ll get them eventually.

“Some of the younger lads are different – they need it now – but for me, it’s just not having to speak about it all the time is what we don’t need. We want to be speaking about how well people are doing, how big Tuesday night is, just football, basically.”