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Ups and downs: EFL State of Play - matchday permutations

31 March 2017

The finishing line of the 2016/17 season is in sight, and it's time to start looking at the potential ups and downs across the three EFL divisions.

In our first state of play of the current campaign, South Yorkshire is the focus of our attentions, but for contrasting reasons.

Rotherham United will be the first team in the EFL relegated this season, should they fail to beat Fulham at the AESSEAL New York Stadium this weekend.

The Millers are 24 points from safety with eight games remaining and, even if they are triumphant, could still go down dependent on results involving Blackburn Rovers, Bristol City, Burton Albion and Nottingham Forest.

If three of those four reach 42 points or more, then the side from South Yorkshire will be competing in Sky Bet League One next term.

Potentially promoted on 1st April? It's no joke, Doncaster Rovers fans!

First of all, three points are required in the early kick-off, when Rovers travel to Blundell Park to face Grimsby Town. Anything less, and the wait goes on.

If a win is secured, all eyes will turn to Stevenage, and the fixture between Luton Town and Blackpool.

Should Stevenage lose at home to Barnet, and the game at Kenilworth Road finish level, then Rovers can start celebrating an immediate return to Sky Bet League One.

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