Bristol Rovers Complain to Football League Over Wycombe Ruling
Last week we reported the action taken by the FA over a breach of player/agent rules by Wycombe Wanderers. A key element of the decision by the FA was no points deduction for Wanderers.
Bristol Rovers have no picked up on this, and having been relegated to the Conference Premier on goal difference feel aggrieved, though clutching at straws might be a more apt description.
A statement on the Rovers website today says:-
It has come to the attention of Bristol Rovers FC that Wycombe Wanderers FC appear to have breached FA rules on Third Party Ownership.
It’s current Chairman, in giving evidence at a recent FA Disciplinary Hearing, appears to have admitted a serious breach in respect of the player, Matt Phillips (and possibly other players).
The result of this led to Wycombe wrongfully obtaining a competitive advantage over Bristol Rovers.
Without this, Wycombe rather than Bristol Rovers could have been relegated.
Their letter to the Football League can read at http://www.bristolrovers.co.uk/document/fl-let235-1575808.pdf.
Wycombe Wanderers have responded with the following brief statement:-
We will, as always, fully cooperate with the Football League and the Football Association in any investigation into this matter, but we are fully confident that there is no case to answer.
There will be no further comment from the club at this stage.