BBC Sport - EFL Trophy: The rules regarding players for this season only - EFL chief executive
'EFL trophy format for this season only'
- From the section Football
EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey says the rules about clubs playing a certain number of first team players in their EFL Trophy games are only in place for this season.
Sunderland first team coach Robbie Stockdale is delighted to have their U-23 side in the competition but Hartlepool boss Craig Hignett is unhappy about having to field a certain number of players from his first team squad.
You can watch the full feature on Football Focus from 12:00 BST on Saturday October 8 on BBC One.