Play-offs will Feature Goal Line Technology

The Football League have allowed goal line technology go the Football League Play-offs. The first game in the football league to feature such technology will be the Championship game between QPR and Derby County.

It will be in use for the League play-off game between Fleetwood Town and Burton Albion. The system in use will be The Hawkeye Goal Decision System, which has been tried and tested at Wembley in goal_line_feat2012, and uses cameras in set places around the stadium. It’ll take less than a second to send a signal to a special wristwatch worn by the referee (Michael Naylor for the L2 game) if the ball crosses the line.

If the cameras are needed, replays will be available to supporters on the giant screens at Wembley and will also be available to relayed to those watching the live TV coverage.

Football League Chief Operating Officer, Andy Williamson, said:-FACup_1

It will be another historic moment for The Football League when goal line technology is used in a Play-Off match for the first time.

The Football League has long been a supporter of technology and innovation. Although it is not practical to provide it across all League grounds at the current time, when the technology is there we will always look to use it.