Reading have been given their second points deduction of the season after being docked three more points by the EFL.
In a statement on the club’s website, Reading FC outlined the reason for the latest deduction which was “a result of owner Mr Dai failing to deposit an amount equating to 125% of the club's monthly wage bill into a designated account by the deadline of Tuesday 12 September 2023, as ordered by the Independent Disciplinary Commission in its decision of 15 August 2023.”
Reading were already deducted a point for failing to pay players on time last season and this new immediate three-point deduction gives them a total of four points deducted. As a result, the Royals are now in the relegation zone with two wins from the first six games but just two points.
According to the club, owner Dai Yongge is “currently undertaking an ongoing process of seeking sources of stable external investment” to help keep the club afloat.
Club statement | A suspended three-point penalty has been triggered and will now be applied to our League One total with immediate effect.— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) September 13, 2023
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