Forest launch appeal against points deduction

City Ground

Nottingham Forest have lodged an appeal against the points deduction it was hit with after being found to have broken Premier League financial rules.

The Reds fell into the relegation zone after being deducted four points last week, and are a point behind Luton, who sit in the last safety spot in the Premier League.

Forest were referred to an independent commission after they reported losses that were over the limit permitted across a three-year reporting cycle for last season.

A statement from the club said: “Nottingham Forest can confirm that it has today lodged an appeal against the four point sanction imposed by the Commission in relation to the Club’s breach of the Premier League’s Profit & Sustainability Rules (PSR).

“The club will not be making any further statement at this time.”

Forest say the commission’s decision “raises issues of concern for all aspirant clubs” and, adding that the player transfer market is a “highly specialised trading environment” that “cannot be compared” to the sale of normal products and services.