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Goal-line technology to be installed

Extra help for officials during play-off campaig

8 May 2018

Notts County are preparing for the introduction of goal-line technology at Meadow Lane, with the technology being incorporated into play-Off matches for the first time.

The EFL committed to introduce the new technology at the semi-final stage following its successful use in previous play-off finals staged at Wembley Stadium.
 
GLT will assist referees and their assistants in making crucial decisions where there is doubt as to whether or not the ball has crossed the line.
 
The first leg between Charlton Athletic and Shrewsbury Town (League One) will kick-start a run of 12 live EFL games in nine days, with all finals taking place at Wembley Stadium from Saturday 26 May through to Monday 28 May.
 
EFL chief executive, Shaun Harvey, said: “We are extremely aware of the difficult decisions facing
officials on any given matchday and we welcome the impact GLT is having to help PGMOL
officials make the right calls, even in the tightest of situations.
 
“GLT has been a welcome and significant addition to the Championship throughout the 2017-18 season, playing an important role in the outcome of the campaign.
 
"It is therefore appropriate that the technology is incorporated into all play-off matches across all three divisions of the EFL given the magnitude of the outcome of every single game at this time of the season.”
 
GLT has proven to be a popular and effective addition elsewhere in football, as well as other mainstream sports, as evidenced last Friday at the Amex Stadium as Brighton and Hove Albion ensured their Premier League safety after the technology was used to award Pascal Gross' winner against Manchester United.
 
PGMOL managing director Mike Riley said: “This is a huge step forward for the EFL.
 
"Anything that can help match officials get to the correct decision has to be welcomed and we are pleased to see GLT introduced for these crucial play-off matches.”

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