PLAYERS at Bolton Wanderers have issued a statement to say they feel “extremely let down” by Ken Anderson after a promise to pay their overdue wages was broken today.

Phil Parkinson’s squad has contacted The Bolton News to voice their anger at the owner’s behaviour and have now asked the PFA to intervene, taking their case to the EFL.

Anderson sent a message to the training ground on Friday to say he would fund the wages – which were due on February 28 – if the long-awaited takeover at the club had not been completed.

The promise was delivered by Anderson’s right-hand-man Paul Aldridge but earlier this afternoon it became clear Wanderers’ players and coaching staff would not get the money – believed to total around £600,000 – owed to them.

The whole squad has now signed off on a statement to voice their disappointment.

“We, as a group of players, feel extremely let down by Ken Anderson once again,” it read.

“We were promised on Friday that our wages and the staff wages would be paid to us by today (Monday). Unfortunately, that hasn’t happened. With no idea of when our wages will be paid our only option is to ask the PFA to take it up with the EFL and start proceedings on our behalf.

“Hopefully the issue gets resolved very soon so we can all move forward as a group and put all our focus into winning games of football and staying in the league.”

It is not the first time Wanderers’ players have clashed with Anderson, and last summer they forced the cancellation of a pre-season friendly at St Mirren because they had not been paid bonuses owed to them from the previous season.

Late wages have become a regular issue in the last few months in particular, with the PFA required to issue a loan to bail Anderson out before Christmas.

A four-strong consortium led by Parminder Basran and Sharon Brittan is looking to buy Wanderers and have indicated they would pay the outstanding wages after a sale is confirmed - but Anderson has dug his heels in, with the takeover now in question.