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Coventry withdraws point appeal

Coventry City has decided to withdraw its appeal against a 10-point deduction by the Football League after a High Court ruling put the club into administration. This is the latest in an ongoing dispute over £1.3m in rent payments.

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Coventry City's latest administration statement

This is the latest statement issued by Coventry City regarding part of its business, Coventry City Football Club Limited, being placed into administration:

"Paul Appleton, Managing Partner of David Rubin & Partners LLP has been appointed as Administrator for Coventry City Football Club Limited, the company that held the lease and licence in relation to the Ricoh Arena.

Paul is highly experienced in this area and has the respect of all parties involved.

One of his first tasks was to meet Coventry City manager, Steven Pressley in order to explain the situation.

Paul informed Steven that he would not be involved in relation to the affairs of Coventry City Football Club (Holdings) Limited, the entity that runs the Football operation.

Paul said:"

“I was pleased to meet with Steven and give him reassurances that, as far as what happens on the pitch and in the general running of the Club, it is absolutely business as usual with the Operating Company executives very much in charge.

“Steven, the players and all the staff at the Football Club will continue to be paid as normal by the Operating Company which is not in administration - that is an important message I was keen to put across.”

– Coventry City Football Club (Holdings) Ltd

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