The EFL have confirmed that the Championship is set to return on June 20, subject to safety requirements and Government guidance being met and that clubs each receive the go-ahead from local authorities.

No supporters will be allowed inside the ground for the remaining 108 Championship games this season. 

There will be social distancing in and around grounds and the footballs will be routinely disinfected.

With a provisional date for a return marked into the calendar, the EFL also confirmed that they have agreed to consider changing regulations in order to allow a number of key rule changes.

You can see the full EFL statement here.

These potential changes can be seen below.


Clubs will be allowed to make a maximum of five substitutions per game - an increase from the three that was previously allowed.

Teams would have three windows throughout the game to make these changes, as well as half-time, in order to limit the amount of stoppages to matches.

Matchday squads 

The EFL are also increasing the size of matchday squads, in order to accomondate the extra substitutions.

Clubs may be allowed 20 players in the matchday squad, an increase from the 18 previously allowed.

With clubs under pressure to complete the season in a short time frame, the changes will be implemented to ease the burden on players.

Discussions on these potential changes will "continue with Championship clubs in this respect", the EFL confirmed.