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EFL confirm that five substitutions will be reintroduced for the rest of 2020-21

Matchday squad sizes increased to 20 and two extra changes permitted, as was the case in Project Restart

18 November 2020

The EFL has this lunchtime released the following statement after several managers, including the Hatters' Nathan Jones, called for the reintroduction of the extra substitutions that were permitted during football's restart in June to account for the volume of matches played in a short period of time and to limit the risk of player injury...

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 can name up to seven substitutes in their match day squad, again with five permitted to take to the pitch.

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