Derby announce ADMINISTRATION and will face a 12-POINT deduction

Derby announce they have gone into ADMINISTRATION and will face a 12-POINT deduction, as Wayne Rooney’s Championship side plunge further into crisis

  • Derby County have gone into administration, the second tier side announced 
  • The Rams – managed by Wayne Rooney – now face a 12-point deduction  
  • Rooney said a hefty penalty would make life for his side ‘a lot more difficult’ 

Derby’s turbulent season was plunged into further crisis on Friday when they announced they had gone into administration.

The Championship club, managed by former England captain Wayne Rooney, now face a deduction of 12 points under EFL rules, which would send them to the bottom of the table. 

The 12-point penalty for going into administration is mandatory, and will be applied once the club has officially entered administration.

Derby have announced they are in administration, meaning they face a 12-point deduction

However the club could conceivably appeal citing extenuating circumstances, given their insistence that their plight has been a direct result of the unprecedented Covid climate.

When asked about a possible nine-point deduction on Friday, Rooney said any greater penalty would make life ‘a lot more difficult’.  

Before this development, Rooney had reaffirmed his commitment to the club. 

The statement read: ‘This action was made necessary by a number of developments. 

‘Last week, it became clear that the process which has been underway to identify a purchaser for the Club likely would not be productive over the near term.

The Championship club have been plunged into crisis having just survived the drop last season

A double-figure deduction would put the East Midlands club rock bottom of the Championship

‘As the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown tightened their grip, the Club’s revenues and cash flow took a circa £20 million hit. 

‘This season, COVID-19 has continued to have a negative effect on the Club’s revenues.

‘We know this situation will raise concerns among our supporters. The Club respectfully asks that supporters continue to show their support, especially to the players and employees who have all been outstanding during these difficult times.

‘We appeal to the EFL to now assist the Club and the Administrators in any way they can in the effort to find a purchaser.’  

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