Barrow AFC will be allowed to make five substitutions in their upcoming match against Forest Green Rovers.

This comes after the EFL announced a change to the substitution rule on Wednesday.

Following consultation with its clubs, the EFL Board agreed to increase the number of substitutes from three to five.

This new amendment will apply to all EFL teams in the Championship, League One and League Two.

The amendment will come into force from 12:00pm on Friday 20th November.

It will last for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.

In addition to this, the adjustment of Regulation 33.4 will also change the number of substitutes in matchday squads.

Championship clubs will be permitted to name up to nine substitutes in their matchday squad.

Whereas League One and League Two clubs will only be allowed seven substitutes in each matchday squad.

This announcement will be welcomed greatly by Barrow Manager David Dunn.

The Mail:

The former Blackburn midfielder bemoaned the number of upcoming fixtures for his side this week.

Barrow’s rescheduled FA Cup first round tie against AFC Wimbledon will be played at Holker Street next Thursday 26th November.

The game was initially set for Saturday 7th November.

However, the match was postponed after members of AFC Wimbledon’s first team group tested positive for COVID-19.

As a result of its rescheduling, The Bluebirds will now play three games in six days.

The hectic schedule starts with their League Two game against Forest Green Rovers.

Three days later, Barrow will host Oldham Athletic for another League Two match.

The Mail:

There will then be only one day of rest, before Dunn’s side take on Glyn Hodges’ AFC Wimbledon side.

However, there will be one positive.

All of Barrow’s three games will be at their home, Holker Street, ensuring that the players will keep travelling to a minimum during their heavy schedule.

Dunn’s side are without a win in three and have only won two league games this season.