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Five subs available for league games

11 June 2022

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EFL clubs will be allowed to name up to seven substitutes and make five substitutions in Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two matches from the 2022-23 season.

For league matches during the 2021/22 season, clubs were able to field three substitutes from seven nominated, which has now increased following Friday's annual general meeting when EFL clubs approved a number of regulation changes that will come into effect immediately.

Each club is only permitted a maximum of three opportunities to make substitutions during the fixture, plus an opportunity at half-time, and a club may make more than the one substitution at each of these opportunities.

A rule change has also been approved where a home club will now be able to wear its away or third kit where a clash may occur that would make it difficult for people who are colour blind to differentiate between the kits worn by both teams.

The amendment also allows clubs to further ‘mix and match’ elements of their registered kits in order to avoid kit clashes.

The EFL will also play a more active role in helping clubs identify where a potential colour blind kit clash may occur to give them adequate notice so that all necessary arrangements can be made in advance.

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