Sheffield Wednesday face a club in turmoil in Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday.

Not only are the Trotters five points adrift of safety with 10 games remaining, they remain in financial crisis with staff again awaiting overdue wages.

Incidentally, it is a situation in which a former Wednesday employee is heavily embroiled.

Paul Aldridge spent five years as Owls vice chairman, arriving in 2011 under Milan Mandaric and departing 18 months into Dejphon Chansiri’s ownership reign.


Later that summer, 2016, Aldridge moved to Bolton in a consultancy capacity, reporting to chairman Ken Anderson.

Bolton fans protest against Anderson (Photo by Adam Fradgley – AMA/WBA FC via Getty Images)

And, according to the Bolton News, it was he who delivered, on behalf of Anderson, the promise that players would be paid a cumulative total of £600,000 – which had been due on the final day of last month – even if a proposed takeover of the club failed.

But a statement, issued via the Bolton News earlier, read:

We, as a group of players, feel extremely let down by Ken Anderson once again.

We were promised on Friday that our wages and the staff wages would be paid to us by today (Monday). Unfortunately, that hasn’t happened. With no idea of when our wages will be paid our only option is to ask the PFA to take it up with the EFL and start proceedings on our behalf.

Wednesday last won at Bolton on Boxing Day 2012, thanks to Mamady Sidibe’s goal.

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