Derby County

Championship side Derby County has been hit with further nine-point deduction for breaching EFL rules. 

Derby is now facing the prospect of relegation after accepting 21-point deduction after club’s administrators agreed another discounting of nine points.

“The EFL’s objective throughout this ongoing process has been to ensure that the principles of the regulations were upheld on behalf of all clubs,” the EFL chief executive Trevor Birch said.

“In order to assess the sporting sanction that was applicable to apply to these breaches, previous P&S cases have been carefully reviewed and guidance taken from them.

“The EFL has also considered the P&S sanction guidelines as well as mitigation put forward by the club.”

“Given the complex circumstances of the case and the various outstanding regulatory issues between the EFL and Derby County, the League is satisfied at the agreed outcome and the sensible approach taken by both parties in negotiating this outcome and in respect of the appeal withdrawal.

Point reduction

The Rams are now rooted at the bottom of the table with minus-three points.

“Our focus is to continue to work with the Joint Administrators to assist them in securing a long-term future for the club.”

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