Reports of ANOTHER unpaid wages issue at Sheffield Wednesday ahead of survival shootout game

Some Sheffield Wednesday players went into Saturday’s crucial clash with Nottingham Forest having once again not been paid their wages for the previous month, according to reports.

Sunday, 2nd May 2021, 4:59 pm

The Telegraph report that players are still owed their wages for April and that some are still awaiting payment from March.

Wednesday have failed to pay their players in full on a number of occasions previously and it is understood the PFA were called in to mediate the situation when payment was short last November.

It brings fresh scrutiny on the ownership of Dejphon Chansiri, who has spoken a number of times about the cash flow problems his and other clubs are facing amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Speaking late last year he admitted issues were likely to continue.

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Sheffield Wednesday players have not been paid in full for last month, according to reports.

A late payment issue was reported in November 2019, before the outset of the pandemic. There were further confirmed late payments last year, though The Star have been led to believe there have been further issues beyond those months.

On all previous occasions it is understood all players have been paid in full eventually.

The reports come at the worst possible time for the Owls, who if reports are correct will have played out their lacklustre goalless draw with Nottingham Forest on Saturday knowing they had not been paid on time.

Derby’s defeat at Swansea kept their hopes of survival alive, though Rotherham’s late equaliser against Blackburn means a win in either of their last two games will keep them up barring a remarkable swing in goal difference.

Anything less and Wednesday’s trip to Derby on the final day will be a straight shootout for survival.

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