An independent Disciplinary Commission has determined that Macclesfield Town will be deducted a further two points from this season’s Sky Bet League Two table - following breaches of EFL Regulations.
In addition, the club has been fined £20,000 and ordered to cover payment of the legal costs related to the hearing.
The latest misconduct charge brought against the club related to failing to pay a number of players on the applicable payment dates due in March 2020, failing to act with utmost good faith in respect of matters with the EFL and for breaching an order, requirement, direction or instruction of the league.
The club was previously issued with a suspended two-point sanction in May 2020 as a result of other regulatory breaches, and this penalty will now be activated, taking the total to 13 points deducted from the club’s 2019/20 campaign.
The independent panel also ruled that a further four points should be deducted but suspended, and only activated if the club is found to have committed any further breach of Regulation 63.7 - by not paying its players on time during the 2020/21 campaign.
The decision leaves Macclesfield Town 23rd in Sky Bet League Two after the application of the points-per-game formula - as agreed by clubs earlier this month.
Under the newly-agreed 2019/20 curtailment regulations, the 24th-placed club in Sky Bet League Two will be relegated to the Vanarama National League.
This remains subject to ongoing discussions in respect of the 2019/20 Vanarama National League play-offs and the EFL Board receiving the necessary assurances that the Vanarama National League will begin next season (i.e. the relegated club from Sky Bet League Two has somewhere to play).
A copy of the judgment will be published in due course.