Derby County handed further 9-point deduction by EFL

The EFL has confirmed that Derby County have been hit with a further nine-point deduction for breaching the Championship’s Profitability and Sustainability rules.

The Rams were already docked 12 points for entering administration, meaning they now sit on minus three at the bottom of the table, 18 points from safety. Derby face losing a further three points too if they do not comply with a budget set for them by the league as part of the Agreed Decision.

EFL Chief Executive Trevor Birch, explained the decision making process on Tuesday morning.

“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,” he 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.

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