WANDERERS players have trained as normal on the day the EFL issued a 5pm deadline for the club to convince league officials they could kick off the new season.

Talks are understood to be ongoing on an improved deal to pay overdue wages to players no longer at the club.

Players still contracted to Wanderers have been assured they are to receive 100 per cent of the salaries –unpaid since March – on day one of the new ownership.

The sticking point remains the offer extended to former players to have their overdue wages paid in instalments, which was rejected.

Reports surfaced today that the players – who are scheduled to open the League One campaign at Wycombe on Saturday – had once again taken industrial action.

However, those reports are inaccurate, and Phil Parkinson’s men will continue to report to Lostock.

Today’s session was cut short for a meeting between players, coaching staff members and administrators to take place but the squad is preparing for Saturday’s game as normal.

Whether it takes place with EFL's deadline having passed, remains to be seen.