At present, the Premier League only allows three normal substitutions per game for each side, but they are set to increase the number of changes allowed from the bench to five next season onwards.


Debate has been raging over whether the five substitutes rule overly favours bigger teams with better strength in depth, and Leeds boss Marsch has given his thoughts on the matter.



The American revealed that he is in favour of having more substitutes available to him and stressed having more fresh legs is better for Leeds, given the high intensity football they play.


Marsch added that the new rule will also allow players with squad roles to clock up more game time, while making the games faster and more intensive.



“In favour of it [introduction of five substitutions in the Premier League] and it helps the game”, Marsch told a press conference.


“Makes games faster and more intensive.



“More playing time for the players.


“I came from a situation where two years I was working with five subs.


“Back to three makes me feel handcuffed.


“Hard to be as aggressive before.


“Better teams have better rosters, but they also have a better eleven.


“I like, with the way we play, more fresh players on the pitch than fewer.”


Leeds are currently going through a season in which injuries to key players meant that they had to at times promote youth stars to the bench owing to the small size of their senior squad.