Sunderland AFC and League One round-up: Bolton finally pay staff and players whilst Cats' rivals postpone game

Bolton’s players have been paid their outstanding wages after the financial problems which previously dogged the club.

Thursday, 7th November 2019, 5:45 pm
Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert during the Leasing.com Trophy match against Tottenham under21s.

Bolton had faced the prospect of being withdrawn from the Football League if the club couldn’t find new owners or prove they could fund this season. However, staff and players have now been paid outstanding wages owed as part of an agreement made during the change of ownership.

Elsewhere in League One, Ipswich Town have confirmed the postponement of the trip to Oxford United on Saturday 16th November due to international call-ups.

Alan Judge has been included in the Republic of Ireland squad, whilst Armando Dobra has been named in Albania’s U19s. Similarly, Flynn Downes and Andre Dozzell are expected to receive the nod for England’s U20s and Idris El Mizouni could be in a Tunisia squad.

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