Nottingham Forest receive points deduction

Nottingham Forest general view
Nottingham Forest general view

Nottingham Forest have received a four-point deduction for breaching the Premier League's profit and sustainability rules, BBC Sport understands.

The decision from a hearing into the breaking of the financial rules was announced on Monday and sees the Reds drop into the relegation zone on 21 points - one point from safety.

Premier League clubs can lose £105m over three seasons - £35m per campaign - but, because Forest - who admitted the breaches - spent two years of the assessment period in the Championship, their maximum loss was only permitted to be £61m.

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