CASH-STRAPPED Wrexham have paid only half their players' November wages.
Other staff at the club were also paid just two weeks of their monthly salary on Monday with club officials promising the rest in a fortnight.
Players were told they were getting only half their monthly pay cheques just before they set off for last Saturday's match at Brighton where they crashed to a 2-0 defeat.
A spokesman for the players said: 'The club has given us just enough to pay the bills. This wouldn't happen in any other business, so why is it happening here at Wrexham?'
'To tell the players this before they travelled to Brighton was wrong.'
The club has refused to comment. Wages were apparently also paid late last month as the club struggles to make ends meet.
The telephones at the Racecourse and the Colliers Park training ground were disconnected for a time earlier this season as the club struggled to pay the bill.
Wrexham badly need the income from home matches, and they had just one game at the Racecourse last month - 3,208 fans watched the 0-0 draw with Wycombe Wanderers.
But club chairman Mark Guterman has stressed that the club needs to attract crowds in the region of 6,500-7,000 to break even.
This was after they packed 10,000 into the Racecourse to see the side gain promotion to the Second Division in may.
Guterman said: 'It's a two-way process which means we have to put out a product they are willing to come and see.
'There is no quick fix and we will not allow ourselves to be carried away by any success, because we know it has a nasty habit of coming back to bite you when you least expect it.'
Wrexham are currently just three points off a play-off place but have won only one of their last six matches.
And the Dragons crashed out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle with a defeat at Yeovil as well as the LDV Vans Trophy in the second round, denying them of two other sources of revenue.
The next home game isn't until December 13 when they take on Peterborough United.