Barnsley to be represented at Wigan Athletic's EFL hearing

Wigan Athletic's appeal hearing against their 12-point deduction for being placed into administration will include testimony from Barnsley - the club with most to lose if the decision is overturned.
Oakwell, home of BarnsleyOakwell, home of Barnsley
Oakwell, home of Barnsley

The Tykes secured a fourth-from-bottom finish after a dramatic end to the campaign which saw them win their last two matches.

But they would have been in the relegation places had Latics not been penalised a dozen points by the EFL - which they are contesting on Friday.

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The Latics case will be led by David Phillips QC at the independent disciplinary commission, with costs set to run into the £500,000 bracket.

Should Latics succeed in overturning the decision - or by reducing the penalty by any more than two points - the Tykes will make an immediate return to League One.

Barnsley co-chairman Paul Conway has already been on the offensive this month, threatening litigation against the EFL, with the club also issuing a statement complaining about the “blatant disregard for sporting/competitive integrity and the lack of governance in our division”.

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