Bob Jeffrey

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LLANELLI manager Bob Jeffrey is resigned to losing some of his disgruntled players when the transfer window opens next week.

After being plagued by financial problems this season with the squad regularly going without pay, Jeffrey says he expects at least "three or four" players to leave Stebonheath Park.

"Two will definitely leave and one or two others have told me they want to as well. I think we'll lose at least three or four," said Jeffrey to the Llanelli Star.

"I've told the players I will not stand in their way. Whatever they want to do is fine.

"It's been very difficult, but things are starting to look up.

"The chairman is paying the debts and I can't see him putting money in if he just plans to walk away."

Club chairman Nitin Parekh paid the players four weeks' salary just under two weeks ago, but that still left some around a month short of what they are owed.

And, although that payment provided hope for a club that many feared may go out of business, good news has often been followed by further setbacks over the last few months and it appears many players have run out of patience.

Players' representative Antonio Corbisiero recently revealed that many of his teammates are struggling to find money for bills and some are even said to be threatened with eviction after missing rent payments.

According to the rumour mill, two of Llanelli's players are set to join Aberystwyth, while two more could be headed for Port Talbot Town.