PHIL Parkinson has pleaded for an end to the wage wait at Wanderers.

Frustration is building among staff and players over the lack of information coming from the club’s hierarchy on overdue March salaries.

It is understood attempts by the PFA to contact owner Ken Anderson had also drawn a blank as The Bolton News went to press last night.

Parkinson is concerned about the impact on the dressing room and as he welcomes his players back into Lostock for training this morning, the Bolton boss admits patience is running thin.

“The staff haven’t been paid, the players haven’t been paid,” he said. “And there’s no news on that.

“I know the chairman is still in talks with potential buyers and working behind the scenes on that. It’s taking a long time and it might take even more time – but what can we do? We can only wait.

“The not getting paid scenario has got to be addressed because people are not going to keep coming into work without their wages, it’s as simple as that.”

In the worst case scenario, Wanderers could lose players for nothing if pay issues are not cleared up by the end of the month.

A 14-day notice period can be given on a contract once pay is a fortnight late, a scenario that Parkinson is trying not to contemplate as he starts preparations for Saturday’s game at Derby County.

“I don’t know the ins and outs, only that there is something,” he said.

“I don’t know how the process is activated but we have had it a few times already and it hasn’t come to that. You really don’t want it to happen.”

Parkinson says he has had assurances from Anderson that the sale of the club is ongoing but as smaller bills stack up, bigger problems are starting to emerge on a daily basis.

“All I know is that Ken is working to try and resolve the situation,” he said. “There are interested parties and they are trying to do a deal.

“In the meantime, obviously, there are shortfalls, not just in the wages of the club but people are also finding it difficult to keep the club functioning properly.”

Meanwhile, another issue came to light yesterday with a winding-up petition against the Bolton Whites Hotel will be heard at the High Court next Wednesday (April 17).

Birmingham-based digital company MCLCreate Limited are claiming a six-figure fee for the loan of TV and audio equipment to the hotel, which has now been reclaimed.