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Loan rules relaxed
9th June 2002 22:46


Loan rules relaxed
Teamtalk, 9 June 2002
The Stags will be allowed to take twice as many players on loan next season
after the Football League agreed to a change at its AGM yesterday.
In recent seasons, Nationwide League clubs have been permitted to bring in
only five loan signings over the course of the season.
However, the current financial crisis has led the chairmen of the 72 member
clubs to agree to double that amount in order to maintain competition for
places.
Another benefit is that as many as five loan signings may be included in a
matchday squad of 16, an increase of three on previous campaigns.
The other relaxation of the rules is that, at any one time, clubs can have
up to four players on short-term loans and up to four on long-term loans.
The main piece of business at the meeting at Kensington's Copthorne Tara
Hotel was the decision to promote two clubs from the Nationwide Conference
from next season.
That move will see play-offs introduced to the Conference for the first
time, with the champions gaining automatic promotion and the next four clubs
contesting an end-of-season contest.


 

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