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Major twist in the Premier League relegation picture as club could be set for points deduction

There could be a huge twist in the Premier League relegation picture as Nottingham Forest could be set for a points deduction.

According to the Mail Online, Nottingham Forest will find out on Monday if they’ll face a points deduction for exceeding spending limits.

Since their return to the Premier League, they’ve brought in 42 players for over £250 million, with more successes than failures. However, this approach led to charges of breaking profit and sustainability rules in January. Giulian Biancone, Omar Richards, and Hwang Ui-jo exemplify Forest’s costly transfer errors.

Chris Wood’s £15 million transfer from Newcastle initially appeared to be another costly blunder, with just three goals in his first 19 games. However, since Nuno Espirito Santo’s arrival, Wood has experienced a resurgence, scoring his seventh goal in 10 games against Luton, solidifying his unexpected role as Forest’s hero of the season.

LUTON, ENGLAND – MARCH 16: Chris Wood of Nottingham Forest celebrates scoring his team’s first goal with teammate Anthony Elanga during the Premier League match between Luton Town and Nottingham Forest at Kenilworth Road on March 16, 2024 in Luton, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Premier League relegation picture could be set to change imminently

Nottingham Forest travelled to Luton Town on Saturday afternoon as they attempted to put some daylight between themselves and the Hatters. But it did not turn out that way.

Forest took the lead through experienced striker Chris Wood in the 34th minute, and at that time the Reds went six points clear of the drop zone. However, a resilient and persistent Luton carved out an equaliser through Luke Berry, keeping the Hatters’ hopes of survival alive.

But the fresh report from the Daily Mail has added yet more intrigue to the relegation picture.

The Premier League’s verdict is imminent, adding another twist to a season marked by uncertainty. It’s increasingly clear that off-pitch developments may have as much impact on the outcome as on-pitch performances.

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