The Football League is close to agreeing to the naming of a substitutes bench of seven rather than five for next season's Carling Cup.
The Oldham Athletic official site is reporting that the move will come in as the Premier League moves to seven subs next season, with a view to the Football League following suit the season after. The top flight agreed their change in February, and want the cup competitions to follow suit.
Meanwhile, League One play-off final ticket sales have been suspended at Doncaster after touts and Leeds fans were openly bartering for tickets outside their Keepmoat Stadium. Leeds sold their 36,000 allocation before the general sale took place with season ticket holders and members claiming all the tickets yesterday, having been allowed to claim up to three extra tickets apiece, amid chaotic scenes at Elland Road that required Police attendance to keep order after some fans queued overnight to secure their Wembley place.
Doncaster will now only accept telephone, e-mail, and fax applications from people already on their supporter database having already sold over 20,000 tickets themselves. They had offered 6,000 of their allocation to Leeds, but the Football League refused to sanction it due to segregation problems.