Silk­men game off as row over wages rum­bles on

Manchester Evening News - - SPORT -

MAC­CLES­FIELD’S game against Crewe to­day has been sus­pended af­ter Town in­formed the EFL they would be un­able to ful­fil the fix­ture.

The an­nounce­ment had been an­tic­i­pated af­ter Mac­cles­field’s play­ers re­leased a state­ment say­ing they would refuse to play the League Two match due to non-pay­ment of wages.

An EFL state­ment read: “Mac­cles­field Town has in­formed the EFL that they will not be in a po­si­tion to ful­fil Satur­day’s League Two fix­ture against Crewe Alexan­dra.

“As a re­sult of this for­mal no­ti­fi­ca­tion, the league has been forced to sus­pend the game and un­der EFL reg­u­la­tions, the club is now deemed to be guilty of mis­con­duct and will be re­ferred to an in­de­pen­dent dis­ci­plinary com­mis­sion.”

Mac­cles­field’s se­nior play­ers went on strike for Novem­ber’s FA Cup first-round tie against Kingsto­nian.

They re­turned for the league match with Mans­field but with prob­lems aris­ing once more as the club face a High Court wind­ing-up pe­ti­tion, the Crewe match will not go ahead. The wind­ing-up pe­ti­tion against the club has been ad­journed un­til De­cem­ber 18.

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