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Fans left fearing Macclesfield could go down same route as Bury as unpaid players speak out

Macclesfield Town players and staff have this week asked the English Football League for help after they are yet to receive their wages.

The Silkmen players took their club to court over the summer over unpaid wages and the League Two side are back in court on the 23rd of October after a winding-up petition was adjourned.

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The players said they found themselves “in a similar situation” to Bolton and Bury after payments were not received.

Sol Campbell miraculously kept them up in the 2018/19 season, had a good start for the current campaign, but left three games in due to the financial situation.

The squad said in a statement: “We as players and staff at Macclesfield Town Football Club regret to inform that last season’s issues regarding payment of wages to ourselves and staff have reoccurred once again.

“Saddened by the news of Bury and Bolton’s staff and players we feel the need to release this statement before we find ourselves in a similar situation as there’s.

“With not directly involving the EFL with last season’s non payment of wages, we are now pleading with EFL to help Macclesfield Town as a football club to not end up in the same position as what Bury Football Club have found themselves in.

“As players and staff, we remain committed and professional to honour our contracts under these extremely difficult circumstances for ourselves and our families.

“We’d like thank the fans for their continued support and backing this season so far.”

On Thursday, an EFL spokesman said: “Following the statement issued earlier today by players and other staff at Macclesfield Town, the EFL can confirm that it has today received complaints of non-payment of wages to players and staff.

“The EFL has requested the club’s observations before determining, in accordance with EFL Regulations, what steps to take whilst also assisting all parties in reaching an amicable and appropriate resolution as quickly as possible.”


Fans read the players’ statement and took to voice their anger at the situation with most of the blame going towards the EFL – read what was tweeted on the next page.


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