Birmingham in relegation scrap after nine-point deduction

Date published: Friday 22nd March 2019 11:32 - Matthew Briggs

Birmingham City have been docked nine points for breaches of Financial Fair Play regulations.

The EFL have imposed the punishment following a hearing earlier this week where excessive spending in previous seasons was reviewed.

The penalty sees Garry Monk’s men drop down from 13th in the Championship table to 19th – and just five points above the relegation zone.

And with just eight games remaining, it means Blues are now in a serious battle to avoid relegation into League One.

An Independent Disciplinary Commission considered the matter on Monday and it’s understood they will not be under a future transfer embargo relating to this issue.

In January Birmingham revealed a £37.5million loss to the end of June 2018, largely a result of their wage bill rising from £22million to almost £38million.


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