Frank urges Premier League to move quickly on points deductions

Brentford boss Thomas Frank has called on the Premier League to impose points deductions before the end of the season on clubs deemed to have broken Financial Fair Play rules.

The Bees are two places above the relegation zone and fellow strugglers Everton and Nottingham Forest both face potential points deductions for FFP breaches.

Everton’s 10-point deduction for previous breaches was reduced to six points after an appeal, but further sanctions against the Merseyside club could follow.

Frank said: “It seems likely that Nottingham Forest and Everton will get a points deduction.

“They will appeal that, but what is important is that we need to know what that is before the end of the season.

“For me, it’s very simple – you break the rules and you face a sanction. End of discussion. That’s the society we live in and the football world we live in.

“The Premier League need to find out when they can announce the points deductions before they are appealed. We then need that answer before the end of the season.”

But Frank insisted his team have not been affected by the uncertainty, stating he had not spoken “one word” about the situation to the players.

He added: “We have not been charged for any FFP breaches so why should I care about other clubs?”

Meanwhile, Brentford defender Ben Mee has been ruled out for the rest of the season.