Wayne Rooney’s bid to keep Derby in the Championship could still be doomed to failure

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The final day of the 2020/21 Championship season was a thrill-a-minute, with the epic 3-3 draw played out at Pride Park between Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday sending the Owls down to League One.

A win for the visitors would’ve relegated Wayne Rooney’s Rams side, such was the ‘all or nothing’ nature of the fixture at the end of a long, gruelling campaign.

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However, there may be a glimmer of hope for Wycombe Wanderers, who finished third from bottom and were relegated.

According to the Daily Mail, the EFL have won their appeal against Derby, after they originally found them guilty of Financial Fair Play irregularities, only for an independent disciplinary commission to clear them last August.


At present, the Daily Mail understand that a sanction – from a fine to points deduction – has not yet been decided upon.

Should the latter be applied immediately, it would relegate the Rams with Wycombe taking their place.

With Mel Morris trying desperately to sell the club too, this is the last thing everyone needs.


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