SEAN Dyche believes football’s law makers might be best ‘leaving the game alone’.

A number of initiatives to try and increase the ball in play time and eradicate time wasting are reportedly being considered, included banning substitutions in stoppage time.

But Dyche believes clubs would still find a way around that and urged the International Football Association Board (IFAB) to consider any changes carefully.

“I think you’ll find whatever they do there’ll be a way round it and possibly if someone’s got a bit of a knock, they go down, you end up making a substitution anyway,” Dyche said of the recent proposals.

“I wouldn’t think it has that much relevance. Possibly, everyone’s looking to tinker with something to change things, and some rightly so.

“Some of the rules, probably, do need adapting.

“But I think people would just go down in added time, if they are injured, they are injured - the days of telling people to get up and get on with it are gone.

“Sometimes the game is best left alone, but we know there often is a reason they come out with to alter these things.

“There have been some good ones, the backpass rule has been really good for the game.”

Slowing the game down can be a vital part of game management, as Dyche explains, as long as it is done within the rules.

“Every game, whatever sport, will have an angle to get the best out of the game - the name of the game is to win, whatever you play,” the Turf boss added.

“Tennis players delay, deliberately row with the umpire to slow the game down, to change momentum, bounce the ball, wrong toss, light in the eyes, they’ll do all that.

“That’s just off the top of my head. There are ways of working within the rules to maximise the rules, but that’s always been there, it’s part of the game.

“It’s when you go outside of the rules, I don’t mind the bits inside, keep the ball in the corner, or whatever, that’s been there as long as I can remember.

“But some rules drift, when was the last time you saw a keeper pulled up for six seconds? And keepers now hold the ball for ages.”