Wayne Rooney’s championship side Derby County fights for their survival after a total of 21 point deduction for rule breach.
The club was previously deducted 12 points in September 2021 for going into administration, and they have agreed to dismiss their appeal against that decision.
“The English Football League has today confirmed that Derby County has received a nine-point sporting sanction with a further three points suspended after admitting to breaches of the League’s Profitability and Sustainability (P&S) rules.”
The further 3 points deduction will only take effect if the club does not comply with the ‘Agreed Decision’ terms for the remainder of the season.
Though the new nine points deduction takes effect immediately coupled with the initial 12 points deduction means a total of 21 points have been deducted for Derby County from the 2021/2022 Championship table.
The decisions are now final and leave no right to appeal.
Derby County Fights for Survival
The latest deduction leaves Wayne Rooney’s side with an opposing point of -3, leaving them with 18 points from safety at the bottom of the table.
This penalty means they are almost certain to be relegated to League One.
The Rams last played outside of the top two divisions in the 1985-86 season and have only spent four seasons outside the top two divisions of English football in their entire history.