Footballers’ union steps in to pay Northampton Town players

Northampton Town players will have their wages paid via the PFA, it has been confirmed.

Northampton Town players will have their wages paid via the PFA, it has been confirmed.

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Cobblers players will have their wages paid for the October month courtesy of the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA).

In the last few minutes a spokesman for Northampton Town has confirmed the players’ union has stepped in to help the cash-strapped League Two side.

Last Friday it was confirmed that no one at Northampton Town received their wages for October.

The club’s bank accounts are currently frozen as a result of being subject to a winding up order from the HMRC.

The Cobblers owes the taxman £166,000.

However non-playing staff at Sixfields, including team manager Chris Wilder, remain in limbo as to whether they will also be paid in due course.

A spokesman for the club said: “The PFA has agreed to pay the outstanding players’ wages that were missed at the end of October, but the rest of the staff haven’t yet been paid.

“We are continuing to do our duties to help the club get through this difficult period.

“We would like to thank all the people supporting the club, either by buying tickets or merchandise.

“We appreciate the good will and support of football fans from Northampton and beyond.”

The PFA is the official trade union for professional footballers and its deputy chief executive, Bobby Barnes, is a former Cobblers player.

The PFA has been contacted for comment.