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Ryan Yates insists the focus of Nottingham Forest’s players has been unaffected by the club’s problems off the pitch.
The Reds have been accused of violating the Premier League’s profit and sustainability regulations in their 2022–2023 financial records. They have also been referred to an independent committee for further investigation. Clubs who violate those guidelines run the danger of being penalized or losing points.
On Wednesday night, Nuno Espirito Santo’s team defeated Blackpool 3-2 in an FA Cup third-round replay, their first game since being charged by the Premier League. Reds midfielder Yates was questioned about the significance of a victory following a challenging few days for the team after the game.
“Absolutely,” he said. “As players we just focus on ourselves. We focus on what we’re in control of and that’s our performances, our day to day work.
“Obviously in the Cup you want to get through to the next round so we’re delighted and we’re looking forward to the next game.”
In its statement on Monday, the Premier League said Forest and also Everton “have each confirmed that they are in breach of the league’s profitability and sustainability rules”.
It added: “This is as a result of sustaining losses above the permitted thresholds for the assessment period ending season 2022-23.
“In accordance with Premier League rules, both cases have now been referred to the chair of the judicial panel, who will appoint separate commissions to determine the appropriate sanction.”