Monday, 13 June 2016

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More Teams Confirm They Voted Against Controversial EFL Trophy Proposals

6:03 pm Monday, 13 June 2016
As the English Football League's plans to allow sixteen Barclays Premier League Academy/Under 21 sides to enter the 2016/17 EFL Trophy continues to cause controversy, here is what we know so far.
Bristol Rovers and Fleetwood Town have emerged as the latest teams to have voted against the English Football League's controversial plans to allow sixteen Barclays Premier League Academy/Under 21 sides to enter the 2016/17 EFL Trophy, as top-flight clubs continue to struggle to produce enough 'home grown' talent.

As we recently reportedAFC Wimbledon, Accrington Stanley, Hartlepool United, Luton Town, Port Vale, and Portsmouth had already confirmed that they voted against the proposals, with several other sides, including Jon Whitney's Walsall, still yet to confirm their position.

"EFL Clubs have agreed, at their 2016 summer conference, to pilot a new format for the EFL Trophy as part of their ongoing commitment to creating more and better home grown players."
VIA | EFL.COM

With Sky Bet Championship sides seemingly ineligible to vote, it is presumed that at least twenty-four of League One and Two's forty-eight teams needed to vote in favour of the proposals for them to be accepted.

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