Derby will know next week if the appeal against the 12-point deduction is successful, as Wayne Rooney’s men remain seven points from safety.
- Derby County received a 12 point reduction for entering administration
- The club argues that the situation was caused by the coronavirus pandemic
- Derbty is last in the championship, seven points behind safety
Derby is scheduled to know next week if his appeal against a 12-point deduction has been successful.
The Rams, who are currently in management, are at the bottom of the championship after being hit by the penalty, leaving Wayne Rooney’s team adrift seven points from safety before Wednesday’s game against Barnsley.
Rule 12.10.2 of the EFL regulations, regarding sports sanctions, says that clubs can appeal against automatic point deductions’ only on the basis that the relevant insolvency events arose solely as a result of an event of force majeure ‘.
Derby County will find out next week if your appeal is successful.
This is described as an event over which “a club could not reasonably be expected to be in control,” which in this case, administrators argue, is the Covid-19 pandemic.
American businessman Chris Kirchner has attended the games at Pride Park and has been praised by Rooney, although at least three other potential buyers are believed to remain interested.
“It is important that he is the right person as we do not want to be in this position again,” the former England captain said last month. ‘I know the administrators are doing everything they can to get the right person to take over this club.
“I never had any doubts that people would present themselves as potential buyers. It is a huge club with a huge fan base. The administrators have confirmed to me that there are many interested parties.
‘Things are moving slowly. Hopefully we can get someone to move us forward. The sooner the better, but I have no doubt that it will happen.
The Rams, who are currently in administration, are last in the championship.