Derby County can survive in the Championship even if hit with a nine-point deduction related to accounting policies, says boss Wayne Rooney.
Speculation continues that the English Football League is to impose such a penalty, with three more points suspended, for historic rule breaches.
It would leave the Rams bottom of the table, with a deficit to make up.
"If nine points is the penalty we have to take then I'm confident we'll stay in this division," Rooney said.
"Obviously like everyone else we're waiting to see what's going to happen and what's going on. If it's nine points then I've got a lot of faith in the players and in myself."