Wigan placed into administration and facing 12-point deduction

Championship side Wigan have gone into administration as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic starts to be felt in the English Football League.

The club, who won the FA Cup in 2013, will be deducted 12 points as a result of the move, but this will not be applied until the end of the Championship season.

If they are relegated, the sanction would be applied to the start of their League One campaign in 2020-21 but if their results on the pitch are good enough to stay up, it will be applied to the final 2019-20 table instead.

The club are currently in 14th on 50 points, and a 12-point drop would take them bottom and four points adrift of safety.

The  news was confirmed in a statement from the club’s joint administrators on Wednesday lunchtime.

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