The crucial rule change set to affect Doncaster Rovers and their League One rivals

Doncaster Rovers and their League One rivals will only be permitted to make three substitutions in EFL competitions next season, according to reports.

Friday, 23rd July 2021, 11:03 am
Updated Friday, 23rd July 2021, 11:15 am
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Last season clubs were permitted to make five changes per match in three separate intervals.

The changes came as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the condensed fixture list.

According to the Daily Mirror, however, the EFL will revert to the previous ruling for the upcoming season.

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It means EFL managers will only be permitted to make three changes in each match from a matchday squad of 18 players in a reversal from last season’s regulations.

The rules will also apply to the Carabao Cup and Papa John's Trophy but an extra substitution will be permitted for both sides in the event of extra time.