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Ups and downs: EFL State of Play - matchday permutations

Posted: Thu 13 Apr 2017
Author: Alex Butcher
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Sonny Bradley and Craig Tanner

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We've witnessed two promotions and one relegation already. Will more follow prior to Easter Sunday?

Here's a look at the potential ups and downs in the EFL over the first set of Easter fixtures.

Sky Bet Championship masthead - 600w

Relegated: Rotherham United


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Coventry City defeated Peterborough United last weekend, preserving their Sky Bet League One status. This Friday, they require three points once again.

Charlton Athletic are the visitors to the Ricoh Arena, looking to ease relegation fears themselves.

If the Sky Blues are victorious, they could still go down but Bury, Shrewsbury and Gillingham would all have to win for that to happen.

That same scenario applies to Chesterfield if they draw at home to Southend United, but should they lose, then those three teams would just need a point to send the Spireites down. Victory will keep their hopes alive.

1104 League One bottom eight
*Table prior to Thursday night's fixture between Bury and Rochdale

At the opposite end, Bolton Wanderers could be promoted if they are to defeat Oldham, but they would require Good Friday defeats for Fleetwood Town and Bradford City, along with Scunthorpe United dropping points at Milton Keynes Dons.

The result could also settle the destination of the title. If the Trotters fail to match Sheffield United's result from Good Friday, then the Blades will be confirmed as champions.

1104 League One top eight

Promoted: Sheffield United


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Plymouth Argyle could join Doncaster Rovers in Sky Bet League One this weekend, if they avoid defeat at Portsmouth on Friday afternoon.

A point at Fratton Park, and they would need Luton Town to lose, and hope Stevenage fail to beat Morecambe. Should Derek Adams guide his side to a 14th away win of 2016/17, they would just need the Hatters to drop points against Leyton Orient.

1104 League Two top eight

Speaking of Leyton Orient, their time in the EFL could come to an end if they lose at Kenilworth Road. If Cheltenham Town and Hartlepool United win their respective fixtures, the O's will be relegated with defeat, but a point would extend their stay.

1104 League Two bottom eight

Promoted: Doncaster Rovers