Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce News

English Football League Increases Substitutes

18 Nov 2020 by Hal Boxhall-Dockree Harrogate Town AFC

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.

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

About EFL:
The EFL (English Football League) is the world’s original league football competition. It is the largest single body of professional clubs in European football and is responsible for administering and regulating the Sky Bet EFL, Carabao Cup and Papa John’s Trophy, as well as reserve and youth football. The EFL, EFL Trust and our member clubs are at the heart of communities across the country, providing shared experiences for all and using the power of sport to improve lives.