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Do we really have a squad of 25?
I presume a 25 man squad is the same for every club in the FL and not just enforced on clubs in breach of ffp?
Also does a club name its 25 man squad or are there some other rules that the FL use to define who qualifies for a club’s squad?
Guess Reading are now stuffed until January barring season long injuries or a non-league club taking a player on loan.
Every club registers a 25 man squad but we have the restriction of them being "permitted players" for us - so we can only have 25 players registered who have started more than 3 games at Champ level or higher (or equivalent). Youth players at the club do not count towards this if u21 but a new signing made after the EFL agreement counts as a permitted player even if they have never played Champ level.
The grey area seems to be if this impacts a player like John Clarke, who signed after the agreement but is u21. If the squad is now maxed out, it may well be that he (or someone else) counts that we previously thought didn't.
Perhaps a shame that Hector can't sign and if it is the injured Dann that is stopping it happening then more fuel to the flames that his contract extension was a very poor bit of business.
I have a question regarding the u21 players that I can’t find an answer to.
If it’s correct that we are already at 25 players and someone is being included that we don’t know about, are we allowed to start one of the u21 players than 3 times?
Does this then mean they would then have to be included within the squad of 25 in which we have no space?
So for instance if we find we need to start Abbey in defence are we allowed to start him more than twice?
I suspect we would have to get permission from the EFL but I don’t know.