It has been reported that players and staff at Vanarama National League leaders Macclesfield Town have not been paid for the month of January.

Late on Thursday evening, BBC Radio Manchester tweeted a statement from the Silkmen’s players and staff which read:

‘As a team, we would like to make people aware that we have not been paid our January wages. Whilst this is alarming, what disappoints us most is that we were not notified by the owner or the chairman of the situation and have not been contacted since. All despite numerous attempts for clarity from the players and management. It has been well publicised that we have one of, if not the smallest budgets in the division, and yet despite this, we are top of the National League. Throughout this season, the team, management and staff have always and will always be 100% committed to the hard work and endeavour of gaining promotion to the Football League.

Macclesfield Town players and staff’

This news follows hot on the heels of the recently-documented financial struggles of Chester FC, while yet another National League side, in Hartlepool United, have also made headlines for the same reasons of late.

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