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New substitute rules confirmed

18 November 2020

The EFL have today released the following statement regarding the use of permitted substitutes in competition fixtures:

“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.”

The rule change will come into effect for the Owls when we travel to Preston on Saturday following the November international break.

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