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Sky Bet League 2: Matchday 45 preview

29 April 2016

The race for automatic promotion is reaching its conclusion with two teams looking to join Northampton Town in Sky Bet League 1 next season on Matchday 45.

Five clubs are still in with a shout of clinching automatic promotion, with Accrington Stanley currently best placed to do so with 81 points.

John Coleman's side, along with Oxford United, could both be promoted if they win and results elsewhere go in their favour.

Ups and downs: The state of play in the Sky Bet Football League

Here are the list of fixtures taking place in Sky Bet League 2 on Matchday 45. All are 3pm kick-offs unless stated otherwise:

Saturday 30th April 2016

Barnet v Yeovil Town
Cambridge United v Plymouth Argyle
Carlisle United v Oxford United
Dagenham & Redbridge v Crawley Town
Exeter City v Morecambe
Hartlepool United v Portsmouth
Leyton Orient v Mansfield Town
Newport County v Notts County
Northampton Town v Luton Town
Stevenage v AFC Wimbledon
Wycombe Wanderers v Accrington Stanley
York City v Bristol Rovers 

Accrington are in action against Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park while Oxford make the long trip north to take on Carlisle United. 

For both to be promoted then Bristol Rovers would have to lose at York City, along with Plymouth Argyle failing to win at Cambridge United.

Accrington Stanley: Piero Mingoia talks promotion - "We can smell it"

Portsmouth – who have the faintest hopes of a top-three finish – are now guaranteed a place in the Play-Offs, and AFC Wimbledon will join them if they can win at Stevenage.

Pompey travel to Hartlepool United, who have lost their last two matches but remain safely in mid-table.

Northampton will lift the Sky Bet League 2 trophy following their game against Luton Town on Saturday having gone undefeated in the league since 19th December.

Elsewhere, Barnet, unbeaten in four, take on Yeovil Town and bottom of the league Dagenham & Redbridge meet Crawley Town, who had a change in management this week.

Mark Yates left the club on Monday after a run of six successive defeats and he has been replaced by former Chelsea youth coach Dermot Drummy.

Exeter City are in action against Morecambe, Leyton Orient take on Mansfield Town and Newport County lock horns with Notts County at Rodney Parade. 

Match official appointments

The match official appointments for the weekend's Football League matches were announced earlier this week.

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