UPS AND DOWNS IN ALL DIVISIONS
THE action was fast and furious throughout the three Divisions of the Football League yesterday and when the dust had settled this is how it stood:
WATFORD guaranteed themselves promotion to the Premier League with a 2-0 win at Brighton.
They will be joined by one of Bournemouth, Middlesbrough or Norwich, with Bournemouth knowing that a win against Bolton on Monday all but secures them the other automatic spot.
At the bottom, two of Wigan, Millwall and Rotherham will join Blackpool in being relegated to League One. Rotherham face Reading in midweek knowing a win will mean they are safe, sending the other two down.
Bristol City are champions and will automatically be joined in the Championship by either Preston or MK Dons. Preston have a one point advantage.
At the bottom, Yeovil are already down. Three of six will join them with Colchester, Leyton Orient and Crawley currently occupying the relegation spots. Notts County, Crewe and Coventry aren’t safe either, and Colchester face Swindon in midweek.
Cheltenham and Tranmere will be playing in Non-League next year after Hartlepool pulled off the ‘Great Escape’ by beating Exeter 2-1.
At the top, Burton and Shrewsbury are guaranteed League One football with Southend the favourites to join them. They can still be caught by Bury and Wycombe though, setting up a tasty final day.