Macclesfield have been relegated from Sky Bet League Two after an independent arbitration panel decision led to a six-point deduction, the English Football League has announced.
In June an independent disciplinary commission handed the Silkmen a two-point penalty and a £20,000 fine after the club were charged with misconduct related to the payment of player wages in March 2020.
The EFL subsequently appealed, opening up the possibility of a further points deduction that would leave Macclesfield bottom of League Two and thus relegate them, with Stevenage staying up in their place.
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On Tuesday, an Arbitration Panel confirmed the two-point deduction will stand and in addition to this Macclesfield will be deducted four points, which changes their points per game (PPG) total to 23.62, meaning they finish the season in 24th and will be relegated to the National League.