Wigan will start League One with four-point penalty after failing to pay wages | Wigan Athletic

The ignominy of relegation from the Championship in bottom spot has been worsened for Wigan by a three-points reduction, even though the regular season is already over, and by the news that the club will start the League One season in August on minus-four points.

The English Football League issued its latest sanction against the club for a failure to pay players’ wages, while the EFL said a further four-point deduction was suspended until the end of the 2023-24 season.

That suspended sanction would apply if the club’s owner, Abdulrahman al-Jasmi, fails to deposit an amount equal to 125%…

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