Today it has been announced that clubs have voted through a rule change, which will see SPFL clubs being allowed to make five subs within a game, with nine different players being allowed to be named on the bench.
SPFL clubs approve use of up to five subs. Clubs can now name NINE subs.
— Raman Bhardwaj (@ramanbhardwajTV) July 30, 2020
This is a rule change that could have a massive impact on the Hoops in a positive manner, with the size of squad that Celtic have, which is filled with some quality players and youngsters.
It means that if Neil Lennon’s side are struggling to break down a team, he has a raft of players ready to go and change the game when he needs to call upon them, being able to make more of these game-changing substitutions as the number goes from three to five.
For the younger players in the squad, it could also see them gain more of a chance. For example, if we are several goals up in a game, then Lennon may feel like sticking a youngster on, in order for them to gain more of an experience.
It certainly is a rule change that I am looking forward to seeing, as it has the possibility to be a game-changer for the Bhoys, with it also giving more squad players a chance to go on the pitch and prove themselves.