By Ben Nagle for MailOnline
Published: 09:38 BST, 2 July 2019 | Updated: 09:40 BST, 2 July 2019
The players of Sol Campbell's Macclesfield Town are suing the club over two months of unpaid wages, it has been revealed.
The League Two side came close to forfeiting their final game of the season after the players threatened to boycott, and now a statement from the squad has confirmed that they are now taking matters to the courts.
In a letter posted online via fans' forum The Star Lane End, Macclesfield's players wrote: 'Having exhausted all other options, we feel we have been left with no alternative but to seek legal advice and take action in order to gain payment of wages, for the last 2 months.
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'Therefore, we will be adding our debts to the winding up order filed against Macclesfield Town FC this week.
'This is the 5th month in a row that wages have been late and players who are still contracted to the club for the coming season have no confidence that their wages will be paid on time, if at all.'
The Silkmen managed to preserve their Football League status by the skin of their teeth last season, but off-field problems have plagued the club in recent years.
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