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EFL announce goal-line technology to be used for play-offs

Goal-line technology will be used in the forthcoming play-offs, the English Football League has announced. Credit: PA Images

Goal-line technology will be used in the forthcoming play-offs, the English Football League has announced.

The Hawkeye technology will be used in the Championship, League One and League Two end-of-season showpieces, having been deployed in the regular Championship campaign.

EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said: "We are extremely aware of the difficult decisions facing match officials on any given match day, and we welcome the impact GLT is having to help PGMOL officials to make the right calls, even in the tightest of situations."

The technology has been a successful addition to the Championship this term and the EFL was keen to introduce it across the play-offs.

Harvey added: "Goal-line technology has been a welcome and significant addition to the Championship throughout the 2017/18 season, playing an important role in the outcome of the campaign.

"It is therefore appropriate that the technology is incorporated into all play-off matches across all three divisions of the EFL given the magnitude of the outcome of every single game at this time of the season."