Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri has failed to pay his players for the second consecutive month, according to The Telegraph.
The squad were reportedly due to be paid before this weekend’s clash with Nottingham Forest, but the failure to do so means the players have now been left unpaid for both March and April.
This development is only the latest in a string of financial mishaps and wage disputes over the past 12 months at Sheffield Wednesday, who are undoubtedly suffering at the hands of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The concerning news will only serve to compound the damning financial report released earlier this week which stated that The Owls would stand to lose around £6m in revenue if they are relegated to League One.
Although Saturday’s goalless draw with Nottingham Forest extended their quest for survival until the final day of the season, the odds are stacked against them as they prepare to take on Wayne Rooney’s Derby County in a potential winner-stays-up clash.
Unfortunately for Darren Moore’s side, The Rams only need a draw at their home stadium to guarantee survival and officially relegate Rotherham United, Wycombe Wanderers and Wednesday.
The Owls must therefore win at Pride Park and hold out for a Rotherham slip up on what is set to be a tense final day.
Based on the latest events surrounding the South Yorkshire club, Championship survival seems to be absolutely crucial. For a club already in financial disarray, Saturday’s clash will have huge implications for Wednesday fans, players and staff as creases clearly need to be ironed out both on and off the pitch.