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16th Sep 2021

Derby facing twelve-point deduction after EFL battle

Daniel Brown

The points deduction would put them bottom of the Championship

Derby County are set to be handed a 12-point penalty after a year-long legal battle with the EFL.

The charges relate to a breach of final regulations, with the Rams having been charged – and cleared – in 2020. However, the EFL appealed part of the charge which led to a £100,000 fine in June.

As well as this, Derby were told that they had to re-submit three years’ worth of accounts.

The latest development in the complicated story surfaced on Wednesday, with the Mail reporting that Wayne Rooney’s side are set to be given a nine-point deduction this season, with a further three points suspended until the 2022/2023 campaign.

It is believed that an end to the saga is now in sight, with both the club and league expected to make an announcement later in the week.

The report reads: “Discussions over an agreed business plan remained ongoing on Wednesday night and agreement remained elusive.