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Football League World’s Sheffield Wednesday fan pundit Edward Marsh has suggested that receiving a 21-point deduction following their recent EFL charge would not mean relegation for Garry Monk’s side.
Wednesday and the club owner Dejphon Chansiri have been charged with financial misconduct by the EFL.
The charge is in relation to the club’s sale of Hillsborough to Chansiri in order to help them avoid breaking financial fair play rules.
Wednesday have claimed that they notified a relevant EFL official, were given permission to make the sale and acted in good faith.
The Yorkshire club has added they’re ready to vigorously defend the charges and are now considering a claim of their own.
A report from The Athletic has suggested that the Owls could face a 21-point deduction from the EFL.
Under Monk, Wednesday are challenging for the play-offs this season. They currently sit in eighth place, one point outside the Championship’s top six.
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A point deduction would surely mean they can wave a top-six finish goodbye but Marsh has predicted that it wouldn’t mean relegation.
He explained: “I feel that we have a more than competent squad at this level. We are hitting a bit of form.
“With the bottom three teams all failing to really impress, as long as we keep getting results, we should be more than alright.”
A 21-point deduction would put the Owls last in the Championship, one point below bottom-placed side Barnsley and eight points adrift of safety.
Monk’s side travel to the City Ground to face Nottingham Forest on Saturday.