Deduction Of Four Points Drops Nottingham Forest Into Relegation Zone

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By Njenga Brian

Nottingham Forest Have Been Deducted Four Points for breaching Premier League profit and sustainability rules.

An independent commission found Nottingham Forest’s losses to 2022-23 breached the threshold of £61m by £34.5m.

A club statement read: “After months of engagement with the Premier League, and exceptional cooperation throughout, this was unexpected and has harmed the trust and confidence we had in the Premier League.”

Nottingham Forest said this starting point was “utterly disproportionate when compared to the nine points that [the Premier League’s] own rules prescribe for insolvency”.

The commission found Nottingham Forest demonstrated “exceptional cooperation” with the Premier League during the process.

However,Nottingham Forest said that level of cooperation was “not reciprocated” by the Premier League.

The immediate loss of points means Nottingham Forest drop below Luton Town into the Premier League’s relegation zone.

Nottingham Forest are the second top-flight team to be penalised for PSR breaches after Everton lost 10 points in November,which was reduced to six points after an appeal by Everton FC.