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Ipswich Town and Kieran McKenna able to make five substitutes from next season under new EFL regulations



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Ipswich Town will be allowed to make five substitutes next season under new rules agreed by the EFL.

Clubs across the Football League approved the new rule at its Annual General Meeting today.

Town will still only be able to name up to seven players on the bench, but manager Kieran McKenna can now make five substitutes instead of the current three.

Ipswich Town boss Kieran McKenna will be able to make five substitutes next season. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Ipswich Town boss Kieran McKenna will be able to make five substitutes next season. Picture: Barry Goodwin

It follows a similar rule enforced by the Premier League, with top-flight clubs now able to make five substitutes from nine available players.

The new regulation will come into effect immediately.

As well as the new ruling on substitutes, the EFL has also agreed to a new regulation to help combat potential 'colour blindness kit clashes'.

A club playing at home will now be able to wear its away or third kit where a clash may make it difficult for people who are colour blind.

The EFL will also play an active role in helping to identify potential problems.