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EFL: Final Day Trophy scenarios

3 May 2017

With the final day of the season upon us, the Sky Bet Championship and Sky Bet League Two titles are both still up for grabs!

In what is set to be a thrilling climax to the 2016/17 campaign, it’s anyone’s guess as to which club will get their hands on the respective trophies — but we are preparing for all possibilities.

Brighton & Hove Albion are currently top of the Sky Bet Championship, knowing that three points away at Aston Villa on Sunday will clinch the crown.

One point further back are Newcastle United, who will be named champions if they can better the Seagulls’ result — they take on Barnsley at St James’ Park.

Ups and Downs: Click here to see the full EFL matchday permutations

A draw will be enough for Chris Hughton’s side to finish top of the league if the Magpies fail to get three points against Barnsley. However, should Newcastle win, then nothing but three points for Brighton will suffice if they are to be crowned champions.

Full post-game Trophy presentations have been arranged, and the winners will lift the trophy immediately after the conclusion of Sunday’s fixtures, either at Villa Park or at the home of the Magpies.

Table: Click here for the Sky Bet Championship standings

While it’s a two-horse race for the Championship crown, Sky Bet League Two are going one better, with three teams doing battle for top spot on the final day.

Plymouth Argyle sit top on 86 points, and three more away at Grimsby Town will see them crowned champions of the division.

The trophy will be at Blundell Park and presented to the Pilgrims should they hold off the challenge of Doncaster Rovers and Portsmouth.

Ups and Downs: Click here to see the full EFL matchday permutations

Doncaster travel to relegation-threatened Hartlepool United just one point behind, and will overtake Derek Adams’ side if they can better their result in a Saturday evening fixture screened live on Sky Sports.

If both the top two drop points, and Portsmouth can win a seventh game in eight when they welcome Cheltenham Town to Fratton Park, then Pompey will leapfrog the pair of them to take top honours.

Should Doncaster or Portsmouth win the title, an alternative trophy presentation will take place at a suitable time agreed with the club.

With champagne and champions banners at all three grounds, the teams in the race are prepared for celebrations on what is sure to be a thrilling finale to the season.

Table: Click here for the Sky Bet League Two standings

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