IT had only been three days since Wanderers beat Millwall, but it had been three more days of being in the headlines for the wrong reasons.

Unpaid wages, broken promises, threats of players taking action, Professional Footballers Association and English Football League referrals, and a delayed takeover – all before the news came out just before the match that the players had been paid.

At the same time there was an apparent farewell note from the chairman published on the club's website which included hopes the takeover would go through by the end of the week.

Under the circumstances it is amazing we had time to squeeze in a match.

It was certainly not the best preparation for an important match, the result of which would go some way towards deciding which division we will be playing in next season.

Steve Bruce’s Sheffield Wednesday, unbeaten in eight matches, were in town and Phil Parkinson brought back Jason Lowe and Craig Noone after suspension at the expense of Andrew Taylor and Will Buckley.

Hopes were high we could go on a late run that could see us avoid relegation.

In an even first half, we put some good flowing moves together without really troubling their goalkeeper.

Then, just before half time, ex-Wanderer and man of the match Barry Bannan put a superb ball through for Steven Fletcher who showed Wanderers how to score with a well-taken goal.

This totally deflated us and we were very poor in the second half as Wednesday took control.

And it was no surprise when they added a second through Rolando Aarons to seal a deserved victory.

So, where do we go from here?

The obvious answer is Wigan on Saturday for what is another crunch match.

Other results were kind to us again on Tuesday night, but they are irrelevant if we do not pick up points ourselves.

It looks like the takeover could go through in the next few days and we could have new owners by the time we play at Wigan.

But in the world of business, nothing is done until everything is signed, sealed and delivered, and I’ll believe it when it has happened.

The emotions of all Wanderers fans have been on a knife-edge since we very nearly went out of business three years ago, and we’ve all been willing this nightmare period in our history to end.

Let’s hope the takeover is the start of a new era and we can return to focusing on the football.