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West Ham manager David Moyes rethinks 5 subs rule

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West Ham manager David Moyes says he would back a return to five substitutes in the Premier League after previously recommending his club vote against it.

The Premier League is the only major competition to return to three substitutes this season rather than retain a rule brought in to assist clubs trying to cope with the increased demands of the post-lockdown schedule.

"I recommended that we would vote for three substitutes but I have looked at it again due to the player welfare issue," said Moyes.

"I really didn't expect so many injuries. No parties have been willing to give anything up in terms of competitions or matches.

"So, while I still think it benefits bigger squads and clubs with bigger budgets, I would consider the change back."

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