BANGOR City have been sanctioned with a transfer embargo, with senior squad members past and present in limbo regarding unpaid wages.

The Chronicle discovered that a transfer embargo was placed on signing professional players until December 31 by the Football Association of Wales at a meeting late last month.

Ian Gwyn-Hughes, head of public affairs at the FAW, also confirmed that a "disciplinary investigation is currently on going regarding other matters", which are the subject of additional investigations regarding matters that "cannot be stated at this time".

The initial hearing was adjourned with the transfer embargo put in place, with further developments expected once other investigations have been concluded.

Three separate senior figures within the club approached The Chronicle to state their concerns, with squad members saying they are owed a total of three-and-a-half months’ wages for their efforts for the Citizens last season.

They say their pleas have so far fallen on deaf ears, with chairman Stephen Vaughan Jnr failing to answer queries regarding the matter with current and former playing staff who have not been in contact with any club official since the end of the season, per sources.

This has resulted in a number of key figures seeking pastures new during the opening stages of the summer, with manager Gary Taylor-Fletcher also departing the club for the briefest of stints at Llandudno.

One player, who did not wish to be named, said: “We will be looking into legal action regarding the matter if it is not resolved soon.”

This is the latest in a series of controversies surrounding the club since they were taken over by Vaughan Sports Management, with their EuroGold Stadium closed for a brief period midway through the season over an unpaid water and electric bill as debts of £80,000 were revealed.

The club were demoted from the JD Welsh Premier League after failing to obtain a FAW Domestic Licence despite finishing second under manager Kevin Nicholson, and their hopes of an instant return to the top flight were dashed following a host of departures in the January transfer window that saw the influx of Academy members into the senior set-up.

Vaughan Jnr briefly departed the club for a role with Maltese Premier League side Mosta earlier this year, but returned to the fold behind the scenes to “help save the club”.

His presence has been met with increased disillusion from the City fan base, with the Bangor City Supporters’ Association in the process of forming their own Phoenix club.