EFL rule which benefits West Brom ahead of Bristol City, Millwall, Watford and Stoke fixtures

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The EFL's disciplinary rules have been explained after West Brom played their 37th game of the campaign on Sunday.

West Brom players will no longer have to worry about a potential two-match suspension after they played the 37th game of their 2023/24 campaign.

The Baggies' 4-1 win over Huddersfield Town represented the amnesty point in their season. The next stage now is a three-game ban for any player that picks up 15 yellow cards, and that could cause them to miss either a play-off game or have their suspension carried on in to the 2024/25 season.

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Darnell Furlong was the closest to having to serve a ban having been on nine yellow cards but having gone without a booking in the 80 minutes he played at the John Smith's, he can now play with a bit more freedom.

Okay Yokuslu who scored against the Terriers with a sublime strike was on eight yellow cards whilst centre-back duo Cedric Kipre and Kyle Bartley were on seven. No other players were even close to getting the ban, and now some of West Brom's players won't have to worry about missing any of their games in the run-in through suspension.

Last season Jayson Molumby had the most yellow cards for West Brom, picking up 10 in 43 games. Molumby also picked up 11 in the season prior and so has been West Brom's worst disciplined player. He has only picked up four bookings this term and is unlikely to add to that tally having been ruled out for the remainder of the season having undergone surgery on his foot.

West Brom have Bristol City up next at The Hawthorn's but will have to do without Andi Weimann. He is on a season-long loan from the Robins having joined in January, whilst Taylor Gardner-Hickman could be available after departing WBA on a permanent basis in the winter window.

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Saturday's game against Bristol City is the last before the final international break of the campaign. The action resumes with an Easter double-header against Millwall and Watford, before a busy month which sees games against Stoke City, Rotherham United and Sunderland played in the first two weeks of April.

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