Derby County are ‘increasingly confident’ that there second points deduction this season will only be three points.
The Rams are bottom of the table after they were hit with a 12 point penalty that was automatically placed on the team following the club entering administration back in September.
However, Derby have always had another charge hanging over them as they await punishment from the EFL over breaching their financial regulations.
And, whilst it had been feared they could be docked a further nine points, The Athletic have revealed that the club are expecting to lose another three.
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Overall, that would be a positive for Wayne Rooney and the team as even though they would still be 12 points from safety, they would feel as though staying in the Championship is still a possibility, even if it will be very tough.
Here we look at some of the reaction to the update from the fans on Twitter…
Woah! Huge if the pending points deduction is to be reduced, albeit survival from -15 would still be almost miraculous.
— Derby County Blog (@derbycountyblog) November 7, 2021
Bielik back, some signings under new ownership and could be in with a shout
— Tupper (@TupperPrice) November 7, 2021
Should be no more points . The players don't deserve this . Slap Morris with a big fat fine .Just beyond a joke .
— Jane 🐑❤️🖤 (@JaneJac54550719) November 7, 2021
Would leave us I'm a positive points so still to play for
— Andrew DCFC Thompson 🏴 (@AWJThompson) November 7, 2021
If the remaining point deduction is *only* 3 then there's a chance, albeit very slim, that we may stay up. https://t.co/NqdnhhM0jd
— Total Derby County (@totaldcfc) November 7, 2021
if we only get three more points deducted and manage to string a good run of form together (and get a new owner before january and some players in) I can genuinely see us staying up https://t.co/cyrsgFHfTv
— 𝙅 (@b0ringgi3lby) November 7, 2021
Wow. All these points dropped could cost us big time. Real chance to stay up https://t.co/66CUgLuW4O
— DCFC (@DcfcFansTalk) November 7, 2021