EFL clubs expected to agree to five substitutes


EFL clubs are expected to agree to using five substitutes from next season following discussions between all 72 clubs.

The move had a significant amount of support among clubs, notably in the Sky Bet Championship, and the proposal will now be discussed at an EFL board meeting next week.

Should the decision be made to increase the number of substitutes, the change could be effective immediately, while it could also vary for each division, meaning the Championship, League One and League Two can individually choose whether to implement it or not.

The specific details, such as the amount of substitutes a club is able to choose from – either seven or nine – are yet to be agreed.

However, the general consensus among clubs is that they are in favour of the change following an upturn in injuries as a result of the congested fixture programme and quick turnaround from last season.