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Championship: Bolton's woes continue despite FA Cup win with staff's wages for January in doubt


Bolton Wanderers may have progressed in the FA Cup with a 3-2 win over non-league Eastleigh, but their financial problems continue to deepen.

The club released a statement on their official website which confirmed that the club couldn't guarantee that their staff would be paid on time for the month of January.

"Bolton Wanderers has stated that due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the club’s current funding position, it has been unable to confirm to its staff today that they will receive their wages for the month of January on the due dates." the statement read.

"Every effort continues to be made by the board of directors and its advisers to pay staff and also resolve the longer term funding issue during what remains a difficult and challenging time for the football club."

Wanderers were recently given a stay of execution by HMRC who postponed a court date over the club's unpaid £2.2m tax bill. The club now have until next month sure up their finances or face a winding up order.

The club owe £172.9m of debt, the majority of which is to owner Eddie Davies, who has agreed to write off the debt, but will not put anymore money into the club.

Trevor Birch has been brought in to try and find a new buyer for the club, who are currently bottom of the Championship. 


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