Sheffield Wednesday players’ November salaries were initially only partially paid, writes Alan Nixon in his Sun on Sunday column.
It is claimed the Owls’ squad received a maximum of £17,000 and were told the rest would be delayed, before the club settled the outstanding amount days later.
Nixon adds that the hold-up came as an unpleasant surprise for Garry Monk’s men, who despite that have won back-to-back games propelling them into the play-off positions.
It is unclear whether or not the alleged delay is related to Wednesday’s recent English Football League misconduct charge.
The Owls’ chairman Dejphon Chansiri, finance director John Redgate and the club’s former CEO Katrien Meire are also under scrutiny.
Chansiri is a member of one of Thailand’s richest families and has invested heavily in Sheffield Wednesday since 2015.
But much of his money was misspent as the Thai pursued a swift ascent to the Premier League, which saw the club breach the EFL’s profit and sustainability rules.