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Rotherham United docked three points for fielding ineligible player

Rotherham United are docked three points for fielding an ineligible player during their 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on April 6.

Rotherham United have been docked three points for fielding an ineligible player against Brighton & Hove Albion earlier this month.

During their 1-0 victory on April 6, manager Steve Evans selected defender Farrend Rawson despite his youth loan from Derby County having expired and the necessary paperwork required for an extension not being confirmed.

The Championship outfit were soon sanctioned by the Football League, and after a three-man panel met to discuss their punishment, it was decided that the Millers would have three points deducted from their current total.

Rotherham had been four points clear of the drop zone with a game in hand, but they now sit just one point above Millwall and two in front of 23rd-placed Wigan Athletic.

The club plan to appeal the decision before the deadline of May 1.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Leeds UnitedLeeds28166646301654
2Norwich CityNorwich28158552361653
3Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28155846291750
4West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom27138655352047
5Middlesbrough281210630201046
6Derby CountyDerby2813784035546
7Bristol City2812883529644
8Hull City28117104135640
9Swansea CitySwansea28117103732540
10Blackburn RoversBlackburn28101083741-440
11Birmingham CityBirmingham2891274033739
12Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest2891273932739
13Aston Villa2891275145639
14Queens Park RangersQPR28116113439-539
15Stoke CityStoke2891183334-138
16Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds2898113345-1235
17Brentford28810104339434
18Preston North EndPreston2889114345-233
19Millwall2887133443-931
20Wigan AthleticWigan2885152841-1329
21Rotherham UnitedRotherham28510132746-1925
22Reading2858153143-1223
23Bolton WanderersBolton2757151840-2222
24Ipswich TownIpswich2839162248-2618

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