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EFL Statement: Increase of substitutes permitted

Bristol City will be allowed to make a maximum of five substitutes during a Sky Bet Championship match, following a new EFL ruling.

The change from three substitutions comes into play this weekend, when the Robins host Derby County (Saturday, November 21st, 3pm KO - exclusively live to stream on Robins TV).

The news was confirmed by the EFL on Wednesday (November 18th), which issued the following statement:

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.
  • 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.

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