Nottingham Forest appeal four-point Premier League deduction

Nottingham Forest have appealed against their four-point deduction in the Premier League.

Forest were plunged into the relegation zone last week after an independent commission ruled that they had breached the league's Profitability and Sustainability Rules.

The Premier League and Forest confirmed the appeal in separate statements on Monday.

Sky Sports News has been told it's highly unlikely they will be given a higher points penalty as a result of their appeal.

The hearing will be heard within the next three weeks, before the April 12 deadline.

If Forest win their appeal any restoration of deducted points will happen immediately.

Forest's hierarchy have been keen throughout the process to get it concluded as soon as possible so that there is clarity for Nuno Espirito Santo and his side and other teams in the relegation battle.

The Premier League said Forest admitted breaching PSR by £34.5m above their permitted threshold of £61m.