THE EFL has confirmed the rule changes that will be in place for the rest of the 2019/20 season - including Oxford United's play-off semi-final against Portsmouth.

All matches in the Sky Bet Championship and Leagues One and Two will be affected, with clubs now allowed to use five substitutions rather than the normal three.

However, teams can only make replacements at three points during the game.

Meanwhile, six loan players can be named in the matchday squad - up from five - although only five can be on the field at the same time.

The protocols also set out a range of social distancing measures, including staggered entry on to the pitch and no pre-match handshakes.

Distancing is also urged "whenever possible", including during "goal celebrations, in the warm-up, when entering and leaving the pitch, and at all times with the match officials".