EFL clubs have given their backing to a revised approach to the closure of the summer transfer window by indicating their support for a split in the timing of the deadline for teams in the Championship - and those in League One and League Two.
The matter has been on the agenda for discussion with EFL clubs in recent weeks and months, with Championship sides supporting a proposal put forward at a meeting in February whereby the deadline for all incoming permanent and loan registrations closes on August 8.
A formal vote on the matter will now be put to clubs at an Extraordinary General Meeting in April in order to ensure teams have sufficient time to prepare ahead of the summer transfer window opening in June.
EFL Chief Executive Shaun Harvey said: “By adopting this approach, EFL clubs have been given the opportunity to determine the direction of travel, with our priority ensuring that everyone has a clear understanding of the arrangements as soon as possible so as to ensure plans can be put in place for next season.
“This week’s vote indicates strong support for a difference in approach across the Championship and Leagues One and Two and proposals will be finalised ahead of a formal vote at an Extraordinary General
Meeting in April.”