THE threat of a players' strike at Runcorn has been averted.
The Linnets squad had threatened to boycott tomorrow's Conference North game against Worksop Town at Halton Stadium if wages owed to them were not paid.
But new boss Steve Soley said: "We have come up with a solution that everyone is happy with and we are just looking to implement it now. Hopefully, it's sorted out.
Some of the Runcorn players have not been paid for more than six weeks as the club struggle to cope with a financial crisis which has led to a desperate appeal for £120,000 to ensure survival until the end of the season.
"The chairman has been brilliant for the club, and I am certainly not going to criticise him," insisted Soley. "He has basically funded it on his own."
Leading scorer Nicky Young is out of the Worksop game because of suspension.
Conference North leaders Southport go in search of a fifth consecutive league victory when they travel to Worcester City.
The Sandgrounders, who have lost only once in their last 13 league games, are one point clear of second-placed Kettering Town, with three games in hand.
"We have had a fabulous run and if we can carry on in the same vein, then we won't be far off," said boss Liam Watson, who is without suspended striker Neil Robinson.
Vauxhall Motors are without a game this weekend.
Burscough bid for their first Uni-Bond double of the season when they take on Whitby Town at home.
But boss Derek Goulding, whose side won 4-1 in North Yorkshire in September, insists the Linnets face a difficult game against a third-placed Whitby outfit which suffered its first defeat in 14 league games last weekend.
"They have picked up a lot since we beat them, and it will be a tough test, but we are on a decent run ourselves and we have got to keep that going to try and get into the play-off places," said Goulding.
Prescot Cables look for their first win in five games when they face lowly Blyth Spartans at Valerie Park.
Cables, who have an injury-free squad, have midfielder Simon Garner back after a one-match suspension.
Marine seek only their second home league win since the opening day of the season when Gateshead visit College Road.
The Mariners, four points above the relegation zone, have drawn seven of their 13 home games and would relish a win which could see Roly Howard's men climb five places if other results go their way.
First Division Warrington Town are without a game.