posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 02:48 PM
The Premier League have announced clubs will not be allowed to field players bought in the transfer window until January 5.
Although players can be officially bought and sold from New Year's Day, the registration and administration process means clubs can not field new
acquisitions in the Barclays Premiership on January 1 or the next full programme two days later on Monday, January 3.
Southampton and Fulham will be the first clubs able to showcase any newly-acquired talent when they meet at St Mary's on January 5.