League to Introduce Home Grown Rule in 2009

Last updated : 18 December 2008 By Site Editor
From next season, all clubs in the Championship, League One, and League Two will be required to have at least four players from the 16 man matchday squads to be registered domestically, for at least three seasons before their 21st Birthday.

Confirming the news, Football League Chairman Lord Mawhinney said: "I would like to compliment Football League clubs for having the foresight to make changes that will benefit the wider game.

"League clubs are at the forefront of developing young playing talent for the domestic game and are investing more than £40m a season in this important area.

"As a result of today's vote, those players being developed will have a greater chance to demonstrate their talent at first team level."