Wayne Rooney’s side have seen their points fall below zero following another deduction.
has had a total points reduction of 21 for 2020-21 and they may soon be relegated after the breaching accounting rules were revealed by the Rams.
Their financial woes reached a crisis in September when they filed for administration, which then had them see their points deducted by 12.
’s side was sent to the foot of the table, having won only one match in nine league games since, with their total points of six putting them nine adrift of safety. Now, their points will be dipped down below zero and they may soon be relegated toLeague One
A statement released by the club and the English Football League (EFL) read:
"The EFL has today confirmed Derby County has received a nine-point sporting sanction with a further three points suspended after admitting to breaches of the league's profitability and sustainability rules.
"The club, via its administrators, has also agreed, following last week's adjournment, to the dismissal of its appeal against the 12-point deduction imposed as a consequence of the club entering administration in September 2021, meaning that the sanction continues to apply.
"The new nine-point penalty has been applied immediately, resulting in the club having been deducted a total of 21 points from this season's 2021-22 Championship table.
"The suspended three-point deduction will take effect if the club does not comply with the terms of the budget as set out in the 'Agreed Decision' for the remainder of season 2021-22.
"Both decisions are now final and are not subject to any further rights of appeal under EFL regulations."
The 36-year-old manager, who isManchester United
and England’s record goalscorer, become Derby’s boss as a caretaker first last year. In January, he took over the side on a permanent basis.
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