Phil Parkinson: 'The Lads and Staff Are Low'

  • April 10, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton boss Phil Parkinson has admitted morale within the club is at an all-time low, with players and management staff still awaiting March's salary payments.

Wanderers edged closer to relegation with a 2-0 defeat at home to Middlesbrough on Tuesday evening, just four days after they were ill-prepared for a 2-1 loss at the hands of Ipswich Town after a player strike severely affected their week's training schedule.

Speaking following their loss to Boro, Parkinson confirmed the latest round of wages was yet to be received, as well as revealing morale of non-footballing staff at the University of Bolton Stadium and Lostock training base is close to breaking point.

"We have not been paid and there's no news on that," Parkinson said. "The scenario hasn't been addressed.

"People won't keep coming into work without the wages. People are finding it difficult to keep the club functioning properly.

"The lads and the staff are low.

"It's okay saying footballers earn good money. Our players are not at that end of the spectrum. A lot have mortgages to pay."

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