Further to comments earlier this week from Plymouth Argyle manager, Derek Adams, about the use of EPTS devices in which he stated: "I was at a manager's meeting and it was never on the agenda.", The Football League would like to provide the following clarification.
On July 22 Derek Adams represented Plymouth Argyle at a pre-season meeting of Football League club managers at Wycombe Wanderers in accordance with Football League regulations. The meeting was one of three such meetings organised on a regional basis with each meeting having an identical agenda.
At the meetings, David Allison, the National Group Manager of PGMO, gave a presentation regarding refereeing issues that covered any changes to the laws of the game that were applicable from the beginning of the 2015/16 season. They included FIFA's recent decision to permit players to wear EPTS devices as part of their playing kit.
Further to this, the League wrote to all 72 clubs to outline the process that any club seeking to wear EPTS devices should follow. A total of 20 clubs have since taken up this opportunity.
The Football League reminded clubs that players are permitted to wear EPTS devices during a meeting of all League clubs at Hillsborough yesterday. Referees have received a similar reminder through PGMO.