Moxey wants selection answers

28 April 2010 11:30
Chief executive Jez Moxey has called on the Premier League to clarify its rules concerning team selection following Wolves' punishment for naming an under-strength side. Moxey is planning to use the summer meeting of club and league officials to demand answers after the Molineux outfit were handed a suspended £25,000 fine following a controversial game against Manchester United back in December. Manager Mick McCarthy made ten changes to his side and Wolves went on to lose 3-0 at Old Trafford. The issue of team selection is back in the news after Fulham, who are currently involved in the semi-finals of the Europa League, made nine changes to their side for last weekend's 2-1 defeat at Everton. "Since (the United game) we have seen other managers make a lot of changes. Are we going to have the same furore over Roy Hodgson's selections for Fulham at the weekend?" asked Moxey. "The Premier League has got an issue and we will be raising it at the summer meeting. "Being introduced now is a squad system where you can only register 25 players and as many under-21s as we like. "The manager will have 25 players to pick. Surely he has got to be able select whatever 11 he wants to play week in and week out just as Roy Hodgson did at the weekend. "We will be asking for clarification on the ruling. The one question is 'how many changes are too many?' but we won't be asking for an apology for the action taken against us."

Source: ESA