Relegated clubs could earn reprieve amid Championship chaos

20 July 2020 14:35
Wigan, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby cases continueClubs could be docked points if found guiltyAt least two Championship clubs are set to face an agonising wait over whether they will drop into League One even if they finish in the relegation zone because of outstanding disciplinary cases regarding Wigan, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby. The fate of several clubs hinges on the outcome of three independent hearings, none of which is expected before the final league matches on Wednesday.Wigan, who are 13th, have appealed against a 12-point deduction for entering administration on the grounds of “force majeure”, which typically relates to exceptional circumstances beyond the control of involved parties. Wigan launched their appeal on 6 July and, under EFL rules, it must be heard within 21 days. They are 10 points clear of the relegation zone and if they beat Fulham and at least one of Charlton and Luton lose, Paul Cook’s side would escape relegation, even if – as expected – the punishment is imposed. Related: Police officer seriously injured during Leeds United title celebrations Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian