Dons among TWELVE teams fined for Checkatrade rules breach

MK Dons are among 12 teams handed fines by the EFL for fielding weakened teams in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 5:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 17th November 2016, 3:18 pm
Dons fielded weakened sides against Barnet and Peterborough, but were in breach of the rules against Norwich.

Having already qualified ahead of their final group game against Norwich last week, Richie Barker fielded a second-string squad against the Canaries despite rules stating he must field five players from the previous or next game - Dons fielded four for the dead rubber.

While Portsmouth and Luton were fined £15,000 for breaches in all three games, Dons were joined by Bradford, Blackpool, Bristol Rovers, Millwall, Charlton, Peterborough, Sheffield United, Southend and Fleetwood in netting £3,000 fines.