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Ups and downs: Midweek permutations

24 April 2018

Not too much can be decided on Tuesday night, but plenty will take shape as a number of clubs utilise their game in hand. Here's what could happen...

Nothing can be decided, but plenty will be interested in the two Championship fixtures.

Six surrounding sides will be hoping Derby County slip up at home to second-placed Cardiff City in the race for the Play-Offs, while Fulham and Aston Villa still have eyes on the Bluebirds' runners-up spot.

Elsewhere, Barnsley visit Nottingham Forest and would move out of the bottom three with victory, at the expense of Bolton Wanderers.


Champions: Wolverhampton Wanderers
Relegated: Sunderland

Blackburn Rovers will follow Wigan Athletic up from League One, if they can record a Tuesday night triumph at Doncaster Rovers.

Three points are not a necessity, however. As long as they match Shrewsbury Town’s result at home to Peterborough United, Rovers will return to the Championship.

At the other end, Milton Keynes Dons’ relegation could be confirmed. If they fail to win at Bradford City, then victories for Oldham Athletic and Rochdale — at home to Southend United and Plymouth Argyle respectively — would consign the Dons to League Two football next term.


Promoted: Wigan Athletic
Play-Offs: Rotherham United
Relegated: Bury

Accrington Stanley will be crowned champions of League Two should they pick up a point at Newport County on Tuesday night.

Coventry City and Lincoln City, both on 71 points, meet in a battle between seventh and sixth. If there is a winner, a place in the Play-Offs is all but secure. The other will have to fend off Mansfield Town, who are currently three points behind the pair.

Towards the bottom, a point or better for Morecambe at home to Cambridge United would confirm the relegation of bottom club Chesterfield.


Promoted: Accrington Stanley, Luton Town

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