Monday 20 January 2020

No goal-line technology at three Tuesday Championship games

Goal Line Technology was introduced by the Premier League in 2013
Goal Line Technology was introduced by the Premier League in 2013

Goal-line technology will not be in use during Tuesday night's Sky Bet Championship fixtures at Barnsley, Birmingham and Millwall, the English Football League has announced.

The floodlights at Oakwell, St Andrew's and the Den are not compatible with the Hawk-Eye GLT system, so it will not be operational for Barnsley's home game against Nottingham Forest, Birmingham versus Bolton or I pswich's visit to Millwall.

"GLT was introduced into the Championship at the start of the season and the system requires floodlighting levels in and around the goal area to be at a specified lux value," read an EFL statement.

"In situations where the value is not at the required level, the system is not guaranteed to be 100 per cent accurate. The same systems have been fully tested to work in natural light conditions.

"However, as the second half of (Tuesday) night's games will be required to be played under floodlights, the EFL cannot be in a position to allow a situation to occur whereby the same conditions do not exist for the full 90 minutes.

"The EFL is working with the clubs affected to find an appropriate solution and anticipate any issues will be resolved in the coming weeks. Any goal line decisions at any of the grounds in question will be taken by the match officials."

GLT was adopted by the Premier League at the start of the 2013/14 season and EFL clubs voted to introduce the same system at an Emergency General Meeting on April 6.

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