Derby to remain in Championship for 2021/22 season as EFL decides not to appeal independent commission's verdict

After the EFL's decision not to appeal against an independent commission's decision regarding financial irregularities, Derby will continue in the Championship until the 2021/22 season.The Rams received a 100,000 fine and were warned about their future behavior. However, they could be dropped into League One if Wycombe appealed against the punishment.Derby secured their Championship safety by drawing 3-3 at Sheffield Wednesday on the final day of the 2020/21 season.Image: Wayne Rooney's Derby team will take on Huddersfield in the Championship's first dayEFL stated that they did not agree that the sanctions were proportional to the violations found. However, after consulting with their legal advisors, the EFL Board regrettably concluded that there is insufficient ground to appeal the decision of the Independent Disciplinary Commission.The statement stated that the EFL had decided not to appeal and that the divisional placements for season 2002/02 will remain in line with the fixture list dated 24 June 2021.Wayne Rooney is the club's manager. He could be subject to further scrutiny and may have to submit new accounts by August 18. To avoid any further punishment.Derby will begin their new Championship campaign on August 7th at Huddersfield Town.EFL stated that "As a consequence of the League’s successful appeal, Club’s re-stated accounting and revised calculations will be prepared using an compliant form amortisation in compliance with accounting standard FRS102 as well as the requirement of P&S Rules."Once these submissions have been received, the EFL will be asked to review them in relation to the P&S Rules and, in particular, reassess the Club's compliance with the requirement of limiting losses in accordance to those rules."