Date: 24th April 2015 at 1:22pm
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Rotherham United have responded to their being docked three points for fielding an ineligible player with a club statement

The statement, which is on the Official Site, reads

“Rotherham United FC are very disappointed by the decision to deduct 3 points for fielding a player who was ineligible purely because of an administrative error.

It is our view that true sports fans want to see competitions settled on the pitch and not to have them affected by what happens in disciplinary proceedings.

We await the reasoned judgement of the FDC and once we have received it we will issue our appeal after discussion with Jim Sturman QC.

In the meantime we are confident that our team possesses the will and spirit to ensure that the points deduction is academic by securing our Championship status on the pitch.

It would not be appropriate to make any further comment on this matter until after the appeal process has been concluded.”

A three-man Football League panel met yesterday to decide on the punishment for the Millers and followed precedent from other similar cases.

The Millers have also been fined £30,000, half of which has been suspended until the end of next season.

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