Owls fined after breaking loan player limits

April 12, 2008

Sheffield Wednesday have been fined £2,000 after breaking Football League limits on loan players.

The Owls named six in their squad in the 1-1 draw against Stoke last month - one more than permitted by the rules.

But the club has escaped a points deduction and remain one point above the Coca-Cola Championship relegation zone.

Of the loan players in the Wednesday squad, two were unused substitutes and only three were on the pitch at any one time during the game.

The decision follows a league precedent set in 2006, when Leeds were fined and also avoided a points penalty for a similar offence.