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Men's Football Derby docked 12 points after administrators take over

DERBY COUNTY have been docked 12 points and have dropped to the bottom of the Championship after appointing administrators yesterday.

The EFL confirmed the penalty had been applied after Derby announced that business advisory firm Quantuma would serve as joint administrators.

Wayne Rooney’s side have taken 10 points from eight games so far, but now find themselves six points adrift of Nottingham Forest, who were previously bottom of the table.

Derby had signalled their intention to appoint administrators last week, citing a failure to identify new owners and the continued impact of Covid-19 on revenue streams.

Quantuma said: “Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the finances of the club and its long-term ability to continue in its current form.

“We recognise that with the commencement of the 2021/22 season last month, this news will be of concern to stakeholders and fans, in addition to the city of Derby and the wider football community.

“We are in the early stages of assessing the options available to the club and would invite any interested parties to come forward.

“Our immediate objectives are to ensure the club completes all its fixtures in the Championship this season and finding interested parties to safeguard the club and its employees.”

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