Derby County has been sanctioned with nine more points for having committed infractions in its financial accounts.
The Championship club (English Second Division) adds a total of 21 penalty points, after having entered bankruptcy last September.
This leaves Derby County, a team coached by Wayne Rooney, at the bottom of the table with -3 points, 18 from salvation, which is practically their relegation to League One.
In addition, Derby County could take another three-point penalty for violating sustainability and benefits rules, although this will only go into effect if they miss the budget for the remainder of the season. EFE (HN)