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Derby County avoid relegation from the Championship

Derby County will definitely be playing Championship football next season after the EFL decided not to appeal against the fine issued to the club.

The club was fined £100,000 by an disciplinary board for discrepancies in their accounting, which the EFL were considering appealing against in order to push for a points deduction.

Had that happened the league had created and interchangeable fixture lists between the Rams and Wycombe who were the highest placed relegated side last season. 

However the EFL decided in the end that the chances of winning the appeal were slim and have accepted the board's original punishment.

A statement read: "While the EFL does not agree that those sanctions are commensurate to the breaches found, following consultation with our legal advisors, the EFL Board has regrettably determined that there are insufficient grounds to appeal the sanction imposed by the Independent Disciplinary Commission."

The club will now be able to resubmit their accounts to the EFL having been withheld until the outcome of the hearing was confirmed. 
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