Wigan Athletic will start next season's League One campaign on -4 points after yet another late payment of wages.

Failing to pay it's staff on time in three separate occasions last year, in January the club was charged and received a suspended three-point deduction.

This was triggered when the owner was late in paying staff in March.

An agreed plan with the EFL was also breached when owner Mr Al Jasmi failed to deposit 125 per cent of the club’s forecast of its monthly wage bill into a designated account.

Late yet again for April, the club received a four point suspension for next season, as well as a suspended four point deduction if the club repeat offend before June 30, 2024.

Abdulrahman Al Jasmi has until tomorrow to deposit an amount equal to 125 per cent of the club’s forecast monthly wage bill into a designated account.

On top of this, the EFL deducted three poins from last season's tally, seeing the Latics finish bottom of the Championship on 39 points.

Shaun Maloney's men were officially relegated after a 1-1 draw with Reading in the penultimate match of the season.

The Royals were dealt their own points deduction last season, docked six points for failing to adhere to an agreed business plan with the EFL.

An EFL statement confirmed: "Wigan Athletic will be deducted four points from the 2023/24 Sky Bet League One table after failing to pay its players’ wages on time in May 2023 and further to previous breaches of EFL Regulations.

The sanction will be applied at the start of the new league campaign with the Club also receiving an additional four-point deduction for season 2023/24, which is to be suspended until 30 June 2024."

The club responded with, "Wigan Athletic accepts the sanctions from the EFL and intend to fully comply with the conditions.

"A detailed statement will be made public once owner, Mr Abdulrahman Al Jasmi adheres to the terms of the Agreed Decision and deposits an amount equal to 125% of the Club’s forecast monthly wage bill."