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Update on prospective Derby County owners and timeline of points deduction emerges

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All credible parties interested in buying Derby County are doing so expecting the club to be in League One next season, according to Simon Stone from BBC Sport

The East Midlands club went into administration back in September and the club administrators are optimistic that a takeover deal can be completed before the end of 2021.

Derby were given a 12-point penalty after going into administration but are expected to be handed another points deduction soon, which will make staying in the Championship this season a gargantuan task.

It doesn’t seem as though that will prove an obstacle for a potential takeover, however, as Stone has reported that all the credible parties interested in buying the East Midlands club are doing so expecting them to be in League One next season.

It is understood that the decision on the points deduction is likely to be made public either today or tomorrow with anything up to a further nine-point penalty expected.

The Rams are currently bottom of the Championship with six points and are already nine points adrift of safety.

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The Verdict

The news concerning the potential second points deduction is obviously frustrating but it’s positive that it doesn’t seem to be set to impact the takeover.

As per Stone, all credible and keen parties are expecting the Rams to be a League One team next season, so this latest punishment shouldn’t impact their takeover attempts or their interest in the club.

The sooner this is wrapped up the better for Derby, who will surely want to know where they stand and look to move on from what has been a really difficult last 18 months or so.

The takeover will be the most significant step toward doing that and you hope that can be sorted soon as well.


London-based sports journalist at Snack Media EFL accredited, graduate of New Associates and the University of Brighton

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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