Five substitutes rule allowed in EFL putting pressure on Premier League to follow suit
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English Football League clubs will be allowed to make up to five substitutions per game for all remaining fixtures of the 2020/212 season.
Championship clubs will also be able to name as many as five subs in their matchday squad, while League One and League Two sides can name up to seven.
The decision was made by the EFL board following a meeting with clubs, and will be put into action from 12pm on Friday, November 20.
A statement from the EFL read: "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.
English Football League clubs will be allowed to make up to five subs per game
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"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."
Premier League clubs are still only able to name five substitutes in their matchday squads, and make a maximum of three changes per game.
There is now pressure on England's top-flight to follow suit given the EFL's decision.
Should the Premier League follow suit? Have your say here.
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