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Ebbsfleet United players still waiting on the March wages

Ebbsfleet United have still not paid their players for March.

Wages had not gone through before Saturday's game against Wrexham and the players refused to warm up.

Agreement was then reached with owner Dr Abdulla Al-Humaidi to pay the wages by 5pm on Monday.

Ebbsfleet owner Dr Abdulla Al-Humaidi Picture: Andy Payton
Ebbsfleet owner Dr Abdulla Al-Humaidi Picture: Andy Payton

Fleet played the game and won 4-2 but Monday night came and went without the money arriving.

Speaking on Tuesday morning, managing director Dave Archer confirmed the wages were still outstanding.

He said: "We're expecting funds to hit our account imminently and are checking every half-hour.

"We're in constant contact with the owner and as soon as the funds hit the bank account, payroll will take 10 minutes."

It's two months since the Fleet players issued a statement revealing they had only been paid on time once in the past year.

They also raised concerns over pension contributions and medical insurance, with the club apologising once the wages had been paid.

The club's statement on February 4 said: "There are a range of complex and frustrating circumstances that have led to this and we are doing everything we can to rectify cash flow and reduce the potential for such situations to reoccur.

"We regret the problems created by these issues but we want to reassure supporters – and in particular our players and staff – that their concerns will be resolved as quickly as possible."


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