Goal-line technology to be used in play-offs


The EFL will once again use goal-line technology for the upcoming play-offs across all three divisions, meaning Tranmere will be involved in a game with it for the first time.

In 2018, the EFL introduced it for all 12 matches in the play-offs across the Championship, League One and League Two. Previously it had been used in the finals at Wembley Stadium in 2017.

It means that Friday’s first leg at Prenton Park, and the return at The New Lawn on Monday, will both utilise goal-line technology. It will be the same hawk-eye system that has been used in the Premier League for the past couple of years.

If there is an incident where the ball has crossed the line, the match official will receive a notification on his watch to alert him. It gives the referee near-instant confirmation as to whether to award the goal or not.

TV replays can then be shown with graphical representation of the ball crossing the line (or not).

That will be the only technology used during any of the play-off games though. Last month, it was reported that the EFL had ruled out using VAR in any play-off games despite having used it in some League Cup matches this season.

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