The Football League have today issued a media release which includes reference to the fact that Blackburn Rovers will be subject to an ‘FFP embargo’ in January after failing to comply with the Championship’s Financial Fair Play rules.
Rovers exceeded the maximum permitted deviation of £8m during the 2013-14 playing season and will be placed under such sanction from January 1st 2015 until the end of the current campaign.
The club will have the opportunity to have its embargo lifted at the end of the season by demonstrating that it has stayed within the maximum permitted deviation of £6m for the 2014-15 season.
Rovers’ Managing Director Derek Shaw said: “Whilst the ruling will clearly present some difficulties, we will of course respect the rules of the Football League.
“A lot of effort and hard work has been done to reduce player costs over the last two years, but we have wanted to rebuild and challenge in this division at the same time, and we will continue to do that.”