Wigan Althletic Suffer 8 Point Deduction For New Season

The EFL have issued the following statement in relation to Wigan Athletic

Following the failure to ensure that an amount equal to 125% of the Club’s forecast monthly wage bill was deposited in a designated Club account by Wednesday 24 May, as per the order of an Independent Disciplinary Commission, Wigan Athletic Football Club has been deducted a further four points and will now start the 2023/24 season on minus eight points (-8).

This follows a previous sanction of four points after failing to pay its players’ wages on time in March 2023 and May 2023.

The EFL has spent the past 48 hours in dialogue with the Club in an attempt to find a positive outcome to the issue but as of 9am Friday morning the required funds have not been deposited.

The Wigan Chairman has issued an open letter to fans about the last 12 mmonths and how the Club will deal with relegation to League One. This can be read at:-


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