While the battle continues for winners medals, safety from relegation, promotion to the Premier League, the conclusion of the Sky Bet League One is shaping up to be one of the most exciting finishes to a season ever. The finale of last season was something to behold, Brentford’s missed penalty in the last minute causing them to miss out on automatic promotion was one of the most memorable moments in Football League history. Dramatic events such as these are likely to occur on a regular basis this year as teams get tenser as they gradually edge (or go further away) towards their goals. But who is likely to get promoted and relegated this season?
Wolverhampton Wanderers are looking more likely by the week to at least secure promotion back to the Championship after their shock relegation last season. Since their last slip-up back in December where they were shocked by MK Dons, Wolves have not panicked and are unbeaten since that defeat. The manner in which they have beaten teams have been somewhat convincing, which is what you would expect from a team that was in the Premier League two years ago. Meanwhile, the battle for the other automatic spot has mainly been between Leyton Orient and Brentford, who have had a little blip of late which followed a fantastic run of form which saw them go 19 games without defeat. Despite this, Brentford have two games in hand on their London rivals Leyton Orient. If Brentford go on another streak of unbeaten games, they will be sure to get an automatic promotion place this time! Although the Bees will be hoping for their fate to be sealed before the final game after last seasons events!
Now, arguably there is about 12 teams that could feasibly be relegated. Despite being in a relatively safe position of 12th, the likes of Coventry City will be sure to know that they will need another few wins to keep them away from getting into a relegation battle after such a tumultuous season. A certainty for relegation would unfortunately have to be Notts County. After having a mini revival under the guidance of manager Shaun Derry, the Magpies have now lost 6 out of their last 7 games and that kind of form will be of no help as the season draws to a close. Meanwhile, Stevenage have a little hope after a small upturn in form where they are now unbeaten in 3, however if their form decreases then they will be certainties to face the drop. I am going to stick my head out and say that Colchester United and Gillingham are my favourites to join Stevenage and Notts County to League Two because both teams have endured an awful run of results of late.