Issues continue to rumble on at Wigan Athletic, adding a potential transfer embargo to their eight point deduction.

The Latics, who were relegated to League One alongside Reading, will start the new campaign on -8 points after breaching rules relating to paying staff.

Players and staff are still yet to be paid for May.


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.

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.

Now under an embargo for HMRC Reporting, Shaun Maloney's side could be under an embargo for up to three windows, pending an appeal.

A new rule brought in by the EFL on Thursday has given the club 30 days to pay up or face the music.