WANDERERS players have had enough of the uncertainty surrounding the club and are going on strike for the second time this season.

Phil Parkinson’s playing staff have informed the club they will not be returning to training until March’s salaries – due to all employees last Friday – have been paid in full.

In a show of solidarity at the University of Bolton Stadium, the squad are taking the action on behalf of all club staff and those employed at the Whites Hotel and its adjoining offices not receiving their wages once again and in response to a lack of communication from owner Ken Anderson regarding the takeover.

In addition, matchday staff are threatening to strike unless they receive their wages by Saturday, meaning yet another Championship fixture – Saturday’s crucial game at home to Ipswich Town – is in doubt.

Earlier this month the Whites’ game against Millwall was only able to go ahead after the ground’s safety certificate was in danger of being withdrawn. That match was able to take place after stewards and safety staff received their money two days before the game.

Club representatives are to appear in the High Court tomorrow over an outstanding tax bill, with HMRC issuing a winding-up order.

But it appears Anderson’s claim of last week – that a takeover was ‘imminent’ and would result in the late wages being issued as a priority – is not sitting comfortably with the players, who have lost patience and say they are taking a stand on behalf of the employees on lower wages.

The squad downed tools last July, ahead of a pre-season match at Scottish side St Mirren, causing the cancellation of the friendly.

And the latest industrial action could not have come at a worse time for manager Phil Parkinson, who said after his team’s 2-1 win at QPR on Saturday: “We need another good week on the training ground building towards next Saturday as we look towards what should be a great game.”

The training ground is set to remain closed today with an under-23s’ game against Blackburn called off, with no electricity or water supplies.

No one from the playing squad was prepared to comment as The Bolton News went to press.

Club officials declined to make any comment.