Football League clubs have today voted to reduce the number of substitutes named for npower Football League matches from seven to five.

The decision will come into effect next season after the vote was taken at an EGM at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium.

Managers will still be allowed to name seven replacements for FA Cup and Carling Cup matches and five in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

A Football League spokesman said: “This was felt to be a sensible and prudent step given the financial challenges facing many football clubs and the commitment made earlier this summer to adopt UEFA’s Financial Fair Play framework.”