Wanderers chairman Ken Anderson has said it is now down to the players to make sure Saturday's game against Ipswich goes ahead.

The Whites' winding-up order at the High Court on Wednesday morning over an outstanding £1.2million tax bill was adjourned again until May 8, staving off the immediate threat of administration of even liquidation.

Attention now turns to this weekend's match at the University of Bolton Stadium which is in doubt after the Safety Advisory Group issued a prohibition order, meaning no supporters will be allowed into the ground for the next two matches, Middlesbrough also coming to town next Tuesday.

In his latest set of notes on the club's official website, Anderson has inexplicably declared it is not that issue but the players, who are on strike having not been paid their wages due last Friday, that would determine whether the game against Ipswich was played as planned.

"Everyone at the club is doing everything possible to try to ensure that this weekend’s match against Ipswich Town and next Tuesday’s against Middlesbrough go ahead as normal, but this may now depend on whether the players see sense and stay loyal to the supporters and season ticket holders and return to full training tomorrow," Anderson said.

"For my part, I continue to be positive and think that we still have a good chance of retaining our Championship status and also believe that my decision not to place the club in administration and incur a 12 points deduction was the correct one.

"If l had have placed the club in administration, it would have meant that the club would have incurred a 12-point deduction either this season or next depending on the timing and my aim is and always will be to try and ensure that this did not happen for obvious reasons."

Anderson also disputed claims from local group Gaspard Holdings that they were close to a deal to buy the club, former Watford owner Laurence Bassini in pole position having attended Wednesday's hearing in court.

"I am grateful for the High Court’s decision this morning to adjourn the hearing until May 8, which gives us the time to finalise the deal for the sale of my shares to the interested buyers, who have committed to buying the club and clearing all the debts including the substantial amounts that were there before I got involved with the club and secured on the stadium, hotel and training ground," the chairman said.

"l would like to make it absolutely clear that the so-called mystery buyer Gaspard Holdings are ‘not on the verge of completing a deal’ and virtually everything else they said in the report was total nonsense.

"Unfortunately, they have been making similar promises for at least two years and in all that time the people concerned have never been able to provide any satisfactory proof of funds and have wasted a great deal of everyone’s time."