Derby County's administrators lodge appeal against 12-point deduction

Derby County administrators appealed against the 12-point deduction by the English Football League (EFL).
After entering administration in September amid continuing financial difficulties, the Pride Park-club was hit with a points penalty.

After Derby owner Mel Morris disclosed that the club was losing between 1.3m to 1.5m each month, Andrew Hosking and Carl Jackson, administrators, were appointed.

Image: Wayne Rooney's Derby side would have been mid-table if it weren't for the points deduction

Derby, last appearing in the Premier League in 2008 said that their financial situation was worsened due to the coronavirus pandemic, which led to matches being played without fans.

Wayne Rooney, a former forward for Manchester United and England, managed the Rams. They finished at the bottom of the Championship, but won three of their 11 league matches and drew five.

They currently have two points, seven points behind fourth-bottom Hull, who currently occupy 21st place in the table.

EFL stated that Derby County administrators had appealed against the 12-point deduction that was imposed on club's 22 September 2021 season total of 2021/22.

"This matter was referred to an independent Arbitration Panel who will review representations from both sides before making a decision.

"At the moment, the club's total points in the Championship table will not change."

Derby will try to minimize distractions from the field that could disrupt their preparations for Saturday’s trip to Preston. They also welcome Luton on October 19, live on Sky Sports Football via Red Button at 7.40pm.

Ashley will not contact you about the Derby

Sky Sports News was told that Mike Ashley has not spoken to Derby's administrators. However, there are reports that he may be interested in purchasing the club.

After receiving approximately 300m to sell Newcastle's Premier League club, the former Newcastle owner is now considering his options.

Ashley is likely to want to reinvest some of the money in sport in the future. However, buying another football team is not his first priority.

Quantuma and Ashley have not commented on the matter.