Derbyshire Live's Rams' writer Steve Nicholson says he would "staggered" if a deduction was to be handed down at all - and especially if it was implemented for the 2020-21 campaign.
He said: "This appeal has been ongoing since September. It's an appeal against the amortisation of players - it's only that part of the initial charge.
"Derby, we must remember, were cleared of all wrongdoing so it's just that one part of it. I'm under the impression that even if Derby were to lose that one part of the appeal, it wouldn't result in a points deduction.
"We'll have to wait and see. At