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Plymouth Argyle players will not receive January wages



Argyle captain Carl Fletcher tells BBC Spotlight that the club's players have not been paid on time.

Plymouth Argyle have confirmed that their players have not been paid on time for a third consecutive month.

Despite the sales of striker Bradley Wright-Phillips and midfielder Craig Noone, the Argyle squad have not yet received their January wages.

Captain Carl Fletcher told BBC Spotlight: "It's a frustrating time and we had it happen over Christmas.

"If it's one month it's obviously not great but for it to keep going on month after month it's very worrying."

Earlier this month it was announced that the club have cleared the initial tax bill that led to them being presented with a winding-up petition by HM Revenue & Customs in October.

However, both Plymouth Argyle Football Company Limited and Home Park Properties Limited have been given until 9 February to clear their existing debts.

You just need to get on with it. The main thing is the club survives.

Plymouth Argyle captain Carl Fletcher

"Every day we turn up to training there seems to be another player gone, which is obviously not ideal," said Fletcher.

"It's all up in the air at the moment.

"But you just need to get on with it and the main thing is that the club survives.

"Coming through adversity can make you a stronger person."

Argyle have confirmed that, while the players have not yet received their wages, office staff at Home Park have been paid this month.

"The staff in the office have been paid, which is good," added Fletcher.

"Everyone who works here is doing what they can."

On the pitch, the Pilgrims are struggling for consistency in League One, having won just once in their last five games.

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