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Last updated: 04/08/20 17:34 pm


Wigan finished two points behind Barnsley after the Latics’ 12 point deduction

Wigan’s relegation to Sky Bet League One was confirmed after the club lost their call for a 12-point deduction.

Wigan received the deduction for entering administration in early July and was relegated by the results on the pitch, meaning the sanction applied to the 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship season.

An EFL statement confirmed: “An independent arbitration panel has ruled that Wigan Athletic’s 12-point deduction for entering the administration last month will stand after the club’s appeal against the sports sanction.

“The decision of the arbitration panel is final and legally binding. ”

Barnsley, who finished two points ahead of the Latics in the final standings, would have been relegated to Ligue 1 if Wigan had made a success of his call.

Barnsley remains in Championship due to rejection of Wigan appeal

Barnsley remains in Championship due to rejection of Wigan appeal

“The club made a strong case and we are understandably disappointed with this decision,” Wigan said in a statement.

“The first team management will now prepare the team for next season’s Sky Bet League One campaign.

“No detailed reasoning behind the decision is yet available, but we will release more information in due course. ”

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