Possible Points Deduction For Blackpool

Last updated : 13 February 2019 By CNS Sport

Coventry City could move up a place in the League One table if Blackpool are docked twelve points by the Football League.

The Seasiders have been placed in receivership after their much despised Chairman Owen Oyston was forced by the High Court to pay former director Valeri Belook the £25m he claimed to be owed.

The court action, could well see a takeover at Blackpool who face the prospect of a twelve points deduction as  EFL rules state that if any club that becomes subject to an insolvency event, including the appointment of a receiver, they could be deducted 12 points.

There are reports that the receiver will be asked to discharge some of Oyston's assets, plus those of Blackpool Football Club (Properties) Ltd, which owns the football club, stadium, training ground and nearby Travelodge,

If the twelve points are deduced by the EFL at a meeting on March 6th, Blackpool, who are currently eighth on 47 points could drop to sixteenth place.