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EFL Statement Confirms Clubs Will Now Be Able to Make Up to Five Substitutions Per Game

Managers of EFL clubs will now be able to make up to five substitutions per game.
The EFL has released a statement, confirming that, following a meeting between officials, its member clubs will now be able to make up to five substitutions per game.

Along with many other major leagues, managers of clubs in the Championship were able to make up to five changes per game when the 2019/20 campaign resumed after being paused due to the Covid-19 crisis, and officials have now voted to return to that rule for the remainder of this season.

The statement, which was released via the EFL's official website, confirms; Following consultation with Clubs, the EFL Board has agreed to increase the permitted number of substitutes to five in all Sky Bet EFL fixtures taking place from 12 noon on Friday 20 November for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.

Regulation 33.4 has been amended to permit:
  • Championship Clubs to name up to nine substitutes in their matchday squad, with five permitted to take to the pitch in any fixture.
  • League One and League Two Clubs to name up to seven substitutes in their matchday squad, again with five permitted to take to the pitch.
With the busy schedule of games showing no signs of easing, managers will no doubt welcome the opportunity to rotate their teams and offer more opportunities to the players on the fringe of the starting XI..

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