Football League clubs have voted to reduce the maximum number of substitutes that can be named for matches in the Football League from seven to five.

The vote was taken at an EGM at Leicester City's King Power Stadium today.

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."

Clubs will still be permitted to name seven substitutes in the Carling Cup and FA Cup and five in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.