Championship rivals of Birmingham City and West Brom latest club to be placed under EFL transfer embargo

Birmingham City’s Championship relegation rivals Huddersfield Town are six points from safety and have now been placed under a transfer embargo by the EFL.
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Huddersfield Town have become the latest Championship club to be placed under a transfer embargo by the English Football League after filing their annual accounts late.

It means the Terriers, in the relegation zone and six points from safety, cannot register any new players. Town are 10 points behind Birmingham City and cannot sign free agents or extend contracts within their current squad under the embargo.

Burnley were placed under an embargo for the same offence on Sunday, with Huddersfield the fourth Championship club banned from registering new players by the EFL.

Reading and Sheffield United are also under transfer embargoes but they came after the Blades were late making transfer payments while the Royals broke spending limits previously agreed with the EFL.

Huddersfield’s accounts were due to be submitted by March 1, however there has been no update from the John Smith’s Stadium on the matter.

Once the accounts are filed, the embargo will be lifted following approval from the EFL. On Sunday, Burnley updated their supporters saying they were confident their late submission of accounts would be “resolved swiftly”.