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Neil Lennon Confirms Bolton Wanderers Players Will Be Paid Later This Week

It's all smiles at The Macron for the first time in a long time

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Neil Lennon has confirmed that the Wanderers' players and staff will be paid their outstanding wages tomorrow.

In his post-match interview after Monday's 1-0 win over Blackburn, Lennon hailed the fans and said that three points have been "a long time coming."

"I'm relieved, as are the players. We feel it's been a long time coming and it shows just what we can do. It was a very tough local derby, but I felt we were good value for the win. We hit the post early on and should have scored from the rebound, but when the goal came, it came at a good time for us. Thankfully, after that we were able to see the game out and hold on for the three points. We were very poor at Rotherham on Boxing Day but we got the response we wanted today. That result will give the players a huge shot of confidence, there's no doubt about that. I've never stopped believing we can get out of the position we're in. It was an important victory today on a number of fronts, more so for the fans. They have been fantastic with us during this difficult time, and for the first time in a long time they are able to go home happy."

On the news that the players and staff can expect their wages, Lennon said:

"I believe there's a deal in place to pay the outstanding wages tomorrow. I don't know the ins-and-outs of it, but yes, I believe we will be paid tomorrow."

After today's win and the news that our financial situation may be looking up, it looks like we could be out of this tight spot very soon.