Macclesfield Town players and staff have issued a statement saying they are not prepared to play against Crewe on Saturday.
They cite the lack of payment but also a concern over the “emotional and mental wellbeing” of players.
Crewe Alexandra will argue they should be awarded three points if Saturday’s game at Macclesfield Town does not go ahead due to strike action, Cheshire Live understands.
THE PLAYERS AND STAFF STATEMENT:
“As a group we’d like to inform the EFL and Crewe Alexandra football club that the game on Saturday won’t be taking place despite growing reports that’s its business as usual.
“This is down to the the fact that salary’s haven’t been paid for last Month, we haven’t trained as a squad since last Thursday due to the fact we have no training ground but most importantly, the game can’t go ahead for the emotional and mental wellbeing state of the players which is currently at rock bottom.
“We hope that our own fans who have been tremendous, Crewe fans, and the whole of the footballing community can understand this decision with it being such an important month for us all on and off the pitch.
“Macclesfield town players and staff.”
Former manager Sol Campbell has backed a bid from HM Revenue & Customs to wind up the League Two club.
The High Court was told on Wednesday that the current Southend boss, is still to be owed £180,000 by the club.
A winding-up petition has been issued over an unpaid tax bill was eventually adjourned for an EIGHTH time and the Silkmen are to appear at court again over their debts on the 18th of December.
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