Reading, a League One rival of Charlton Athletic, have been docked three points after the owners failed to deposit 125% of the monthly wage bill on Tuesday. The Royals also lost a point in August for failing to pay their players on time and in full three times last season, and were relegated from the Championship last season after having six points deducted for violating a business plan agreement.
At The Valley on October 21, Reading will be hosted by Michael Appleton’s Addicks.
The team led by Ruben Selles has plummeted to 21st place in League One.
On August 15, 2023, the IDC found that the club had violated EFL regulations by failing to pay its players’ wages promptly and in full on or around October 31, 2022, November 30, 2022, and April 28, 2023. The Club lost one point, and an additional three points were suspended.
The suspended sanction has been triggered and, in accordance with the Commission’s instructions, applied by the EFL to the League One table with immediate effect as a result of this most recent incidence of non-compliance by the Club’s ownership.
“The EFL continues to recognize the detrimental effects that the sanctions are having on the Football Club and is still highly unhappy and irritated by the Club’s ownership’s failure to fulfill continuing commitments under EFL Regulations. In all situations deemed suitable, the League will continue to enforce its regulations.