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Morecambe fail again to pay wages

Morecambe manager, Jim Bentley, has confirmed that the players and some staff at Morecambe have failed to be paid again due to the takeover deal not being complete yet.

US-based Italian businessman Joseph Cala has agreed to buy Abdulrahman Al-Hashemi's stake in G50. G50 are the company which owns Morecambe.

Cala had said he expected wages and bills to creditors to be paid no later than Tuesday (31st) however, Bentley has confirmed that this hasn't been the case.

"It's not the first time and you can only lean on people's good will for so long," 40-year-old Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire. "It's very frustrating and there is an awful lot of stuff going on in the background. It's very much a mess in regards to who owns the club, there just seems to be that many people in the picture in regards to Diego Lemos, Joseph Cala, Abdulrahman Al-Hashemi, G50, the old regime, Peter McGuigan - it's not ideal."

He added: "I don't know the full ins and outs of it but what I do know is players and staff haven't been paid. I do think it will get resolved one way or another but in the meantime it is very tough on people at the club. People are really getting bored of it all and it is not right, but we've got to keep going."

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