Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has failed in his request to get Sunday's televised game against Burton Albion postponed.
"We asked the question but the answer is no and we have to get on with it," Mowbray told the Coventry Telegraph. "Youth loans don't count, apparently.
"I have had a discussion with the FA because bottom line they are playing in our team. George Thomas has been off the bench enough times to qualify, Bryn Morris has played a couple of times off the bench and Adam Armstrong is a major player for us.
Football Association rules say that any club in the lower two divisions of the Football League that has three or more internationals on duty can request a postponement.