Town boss not impressed by selection headaches created with just three subs are allowed

Five changes scrapped for the 2021-22 campaign

By Mike Simmonds
Saturday, 7th August 2021, 2:42 pm
Updated Saturday, 7th August 2021, 2:44 pm
Hatters boss Nathan Jones
Hatters boss Nathan Jones

Luton boss Nathan Jones wasn't overly impressed by the news that he can only make three substitutions during a game this season,

The EFL confirmed recently that five changes will no longer be allowed after scrapping the rules for the last campaign due to the Covid-enforced break.

It means that Championship, League One and League Two teams can name seven substitutes but will only be able to use a maximum of three, although concussion changes will be granted if required.

Jones said: “If I’m honest I don’t see the benefit in going back to three subs.

“The games will be less frequent and thick and fast if you like but there is still a pandemic on that can affect anything.

“My point, even if we have three subs I would have preferred to have a bigger squad on the bench so it keeps everyone involved and mentally then as a manager, you don’t want to have too many conversations about who you are leaving out and so on.

“The bigger the bench, the better for me, that is the only thing I am disappointed with but rules are rules.

“For me it is just more headaches because we have a really competitive, strong squad. We have to leave more people out on a Saturday than I would like to.”