Derby County are facing the prospect of suffering a points deduction next season in a similar fashion to what Sheffield Wednesday suffered this term, according to The Sun on Sunday (09/05/21).
The Rams only just about managed to secure their survival in the Championship this season following a dramatic final day 3-3 draw at home to Sheffield Wednesday.
That meant that Wayne Rooney’s side managed to survive the drop despite picking up just one point from their last seven games and did so after Rotherham United failed to beat Cardiff City.
It is now being reported that Derby could be hit with a ‘massive’ points deduction by the EFL for next season, with an independent disciplinary appeal set to side in favour of the EFL.
That comes with the EFL aiming to charge the Rams for their overspending across three campaigns, according to The Sun on Sunday (09/05/21).
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It is believed that the points deduction could run into double figures similar to what Sheffield Wednesday faced this term, according to The Sun on Sunday (09/05/21).
That comes amid all of the speculation surrounding the club’s potential takeover and it looks like it is going to potentially be another hectic summer around Derby.
This is potentially very damaging news for the Rams and could put them in major trouble for the start of next season. They would be facing the very real prospect of a lengthy relegation battle similar to what Sheffield Wednesday have had to endure this term. In the end, it was only the Owls’ points deduction that meant Rooney’s side ended the campaign above them and the dotted line.
The Rams are clearly in something of a real mess behind the scenes and that needs to change for them to have any chance of getting some stability back on the field and trying to move forwards. It could be a very long season for them next term if this points deduction goes forwards and if they are unable to overturn that in any potential appeals.
Derby fans have already suffered more than enough with the anxiety of the takeover talks and also the final day relegation nerves. Unfortunately, at a time where they should be winding down and switching off from football. They could now face another nervous wait over a potential points deduction.