What Sheffield Wednesday need to know – if they make the Championship playoffs

The EFL has ruled out using VAR in this year's Championship playoff final.

Tuesday, 2nd April 2019, 10:51 am
Updated Tuesday, 2nd April 2019, 11:54 am
Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce

VAR has been introduced in the Carabao Cup and FA Cup this season, however the EFL has decided against implementing at Wembley in May.

The EFL has regularly stated they have not introduced VAR into the Football League because they do not have enough officials trained to operate the system.

It is a bold call from the EFL, with an estimated £180m going to the winners and a place in the richest league in the world - meaning everything is to play for.

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Goalline technology will be in force for the second year running after making its debut in the 2018/19 Championship campaign.

Sheffield Wednesday are bidding to sneak a playoff place with a huge game to follow on Saturday against Steve Bruce's former side Aston Villa, who occupy 5th spot.

A return to the top flight for The Owls would see them operate under VAR next season as it makes it way into the Premier League.