Wigan Athletic relegation to League One has been confirmed after they lost their appeal against a 12-point deduction for going into administration.
In a statement, Wigan said: “The Independent Disciplinary Commission has deliberated over the last few days on the evidence presented at Friday’s appeal against the 12-point deduction.
“The Independent Disciplinary Commission has ruled that the appeal has not been successful.
“The club put forward a strong case and naturally we are disappointed at the decision.
“The first team management will now prepare the team for next season’s Sky Bet League One campaign.”
Wigan went into administration on 1 July when their new Hong Kong-based owners conceded they could not support the club financially.
The Latics appealed against the punishment but an independent arbitration panel ruled against them on Friday a move that will see Barnsley will stay in the Championship.
Update | Wigan Athletic Appeal— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) August 4, 2020
The joint administrators have been informed that our appeal against our 12-point deduction has not been successful.#wafc 🔵⚪️💚