Ilkeston have provided the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League with written confirmation that they will fulfill their fixtures for the 2016/17 season.

The Robins’ weekend fixture at Workington was postponed after they failed to get enough players together to travel to Cumbria.ilkeston

Captain Matt Baker explained why players had refused to travel to the game, citing the failure to pay wages and lack of communication from the club regarding the situation.

He said “Today was the day no one wanted to happen. The players made the decision that things had to change, players have been beaten into this situation due to a lack of wages and communication.

“We were given hope weeks ago and, unfortunately, this hasn’t materialised yet; the players want to play but felt this situation needed to come to an end and hopefully this will help.

“I believe that the the chairman is working hard to solve the problems and will be speaking to us on Monday to resolve this situation.”

The club have been charged by the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League with failing to fulfill a fixture but their reassurances that they will see out the season have been accepted.

The Robins travel to promotion contenders Spennymoor Town on Thursday night, before hosting Stourbridge at the New Manor Ground on Saturday.

Tuesday night’s 2-0 defeat at Buxton left the Robins second bottom of the league and with seven games still left to play they are fourteen points from safety.

There has been talk of a takeover at the club but no official confirmation has been given.

Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)

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