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Owls grounded: It’s League One for Moore’s men
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY, Rotherham and Wycombe will all be in League One next season after the trio were relegated on a dramatic final day of Championship.
Derby’s 3-3 draw with the Owls at Pride Park – in which they trailed 1-0 and 3-2 either side of leading 2-1 – sealed Darren Moore’s team’s fate.
And Rotherham’s 1-1 draw at Cardiff – after they conceded a late equaliser by ex-Pompey player
Marlon Pack – confirmed a Yorkshire relegation double.
Wycombe needed a lastday miracle to stay up and a 3-0 win at Middlesbrough was not enough to save them.
Both Wycombe, via the play-offs, and Rotherham were promoted from League One only a year ago.
Wednesday finished bottom of the table with 41 points, having been hit with a six-point deduction at the start of the campaign after financial difficulties.
Moore left his post at Doncaster – who were sitting in the League One play-offs – to take charge of the Owls in March.
However, the task of steering Wednesday to safety proved too lofty for the ex-Blues defender.
If Pompey don’t win promotion, they will make their first visit to Hillsborough since the 2002-03 Division One titlewinning season, when Harry Redknapp’s side earned a 3-1 win, with Svetoslav Todorov firing a double and Gary
O’Neil also on target.
Rotherham, meanwhile, were left heartbroken after Cardiff ’s late equaliser.
Coming into League One from the other direction are promoted League Two trio Cheltenham, Cambridge and Bolton.
The League Two play-offs will feature Morecambe, Newport, Forest Green and Tranmere.