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Macclesfield players had agreed not to play final day game with Cambridge

Macclesfield Town players had agreed that they would not play their final league game with Cambridge United last Saturday before a sudden change of decision saw them take to the pitch.

They went on to draw which was enough to keep them up and send Notts County down for the first time in the Magpies 157 year history.

The players and staff at the Silkmen have once again not been paid on time making it the third month in a row.

Macclesfield had a High Court winding-up petition adjourned until 26 June yesterday with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) claiming the club owe it £73,000.

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In a statement on Twitter, the players revealed: “It is with deep regret that we as a team are releasing this statement to inform people that we are yet to receive our wages for the month ending April 30th.

“As players we have not asked or do not expect anything more that our agreed salaries.

“We are extremely disappointed and angry with how the club has conducted itself throughout the last few months as we have had continued issues since January in regards to being paid on time.

“But, testament to the squad and staff we have, we have remained focused and professional at all time in helping this club achieve it’s Football League status for next season.

“Last month, we decided not to fulfil the Cambridge fixture if we had not received our wages.

“But, due to the nature and importance of the game, we felt we had a duty to the loyal supporters who have continued to support us through the good and bad.

“Now, upon helping the club retain it’s Football League status, we feel we have no choice but to express our sincere concerns about when we will be expecting our April salary and also our concerns about how we will be paid throughout the off season.”


Macclesfield are not the only club having trouble paying as Bolton Wanderers, Gateshead and Ebbsfleet United have also not paid players and/or staff on time throughout this season.


After reading the players’ statement, fans took to social media to give their reaction – find out what they had to say on the next page.


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