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Wayne Rooney’s Derby heading into administration and twelve point deduction after owner notice amid financial crisis

WAYNE ROONEY's Derby County are heading for administration after owner Mel Morris gave notice of the drastic move.

The Rams will face an automatic 12 point penalty when they go through the process which was started in a dramatic decision by under pressure Morris yesterday.

That massive blow for Rooney came when Morris contacted the club solicitors who gave notice to Companies House that they will appoint an administrator.

Rooney was preparing the team for the clash with Stoke City as Morris took the ‘nuclear option’ after months of financial battles.

The players will have to be paid in administration as they are football creditors and they should have their money this month.

However other creditors face massive losses and Morris will lose control of the club he has run for years.

Derby are already facing separate points penalties for old Financial Fair Play offences, so they could eventually be docked 21 points with more suspended.

It is a hammer blow for Rooney who put a squad together despite restrictions. Many of those are only signed until January and may not be kept on.

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