Players of English Club Bolton Wanderers have refused to train for 48 hours over unpaid salaries on time for the second month in a row.
BBC reports that the players, who have not been paid either, are taking action on behalf of the staff.
February wages were paid late following uncertainty over a takeover of the struggling Championship club.
Staff were told a new owner would ensure salaries were paid on Friday after the takeover.
On Wednesday, chairman Ken Anderson said the club could be sold “within 48 hours”, but a deal is still yet to go through.
Former Watford owner Laurence Bassini had been in talks with Anderson over a potential takeover of Wanderers.
Bolton the club once played for and Captained by a former Nigerian Captain Austin Okocha are due to appear in the High Court on Wednesday over a £1.2m unpaid tax bill and other debts.
The club were given two weeks by the court on 20 March to settle their debts or risk going into administration.
Saturday’s 2-1 win against QPR put Bolton to within five points of safety in 23rd place in the Championship, with seven games of the season remaining.
The club has refused to comment on the latest development.