Bolton manager Neil Lennon says he believes the Trotters' off-field financial troubles could drive his side to better results in the league.
On Monday, the club, which has debts of £172.9m, announced that it was unable to pay the players in November.
Bolton are bottom of the Championship following Monday's draw with Brentford, having failed to win in 12 games.
"I think something like this can make you stronger," Lennon told BBC Radio Manchester.
"We are going through an adverse period in recent times and the strength is the players and the supporters.
"A couple of wins will change the whole landscape of things, but it's getting those wins. We keep knocking on the door and just falling short."