THE Professional Footballers’ Association is pressing Wanderers owner Ken Anderson for an answer on when players will be paid in an effort to prevent a walkout.

The players’ union has now stepped in on behalf of its members, whose salaries for March are now 10 days late.

By the start of next week, all first team players will legally be allowed to give notice to the club that they wish to terminate their contract.

It is understood that the PFA is now looking to rectify the situation quickly and are seeking talks with Anderson - who is believed to be out of the country - and his advisor, Paul Aldridge.

“The PFA have been trying to resolve the situation at Bolton Wanderers since the beginning of the season,” said a statement.

“A substantial loan was made to the club last year to cover players’ wages.

“We have been in regular contact with the players, the EFL and the club, including the owner.

“We will continue to work closely with all parties.”

EFL rules state that a club who spends 30 days in debt to football creditors – such as players – over a 12-month period, are subject to a two-window transfer embargo.

Sources suggest that deadline passed yesterday but the league has not yet given any official clarification.

Meanwhile, it has also emerged that staff pension contributions and healthcare were affected by the recent pay delays.

Although March wages were paid last week to match-day staff and on Monday to other administrative employees, The Bolton News has learned that pension payments and those to private health plans were not topped up.

The club has confirmed that bank accounts frozen by the ongoing legal matters with HMRC are behind the late payments but have assured that the money will be moved once the courts allow.