SHREWS COULD THRIVE IN LEAGUE ONE

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

SHREWS­BURY Town cel­e­brated in style af­ter se­cur­ing au­to­matic pro­mo­tion at the first at­tempt at Chel­tenham Town, who wave good­bye to the Foot­ball League af­ter 16 years.

There was not much to choose be­tween the teams on the day, with the pitch aw­ful and Chel­tenham well drilled un­der Gary John­son, who was tak­ing charge of only his sixth game.

He has been un­able to save the Robins, who won pro­mo­tion from the Con­fer­ence un­der Steve Cot­ter­ill in 1999.

They will re­turn to the non-League ranks, while Shrews­bury can look for­ward to League One next term, with po­ten­tial trips to places like Wi­gan Ath­letic.

They are thor­oughly de­serv­ing their pro­mo­tion and Mickey Mel­lon has as­sem­bled a team who should be able to sur­vive at the higher level and maybe even thrive.

Chel­tenham mean­while will look to ap­point a new boss quickly as they at­tempt to plot a route back into the top 92 of the foot­ball pyra­mid.

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