Sports lawyer Andrew Nixon, of Sports Group Thomas Eggar, believes Championship winners Queens Park Rangers will keep all of their points this season.
The London club are in danger of having up to 15 points deducted for their involvement in allegedly signing midfielder Alejandro Faurlin illegally which would see them denied automatic promotion to the Premier League and put into the Championship playoffs.
QPR are destined to learn their fate on Friday and if Nixon’s thoughts are anything to go by then they will have no issues whatsoever.
“If the club are found guilty any punishment of a fine or a points deduction depends on the level of guilt," Nixon told Press Association Sport.
"It depends whether there has been an intent to breach the rules, or a flagrant disregard of the rules.
"Today and tomorrow hold the key in terms of the cross examination of the club officials involved who will be taking to the stand.
"One option will be to deduct points next season, and that could be the easiest option, certainly with regard to managing the play-offs.
"Therefore it could be that they start next season with a negative three-point balance."