Wi­gan on brink of Cham­pi­onship re­turn

The Daily Telegraph - Total Football - - TOTAL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL LEAGUE - Richard Amofa

Who is go­ing up?

This one is al­most cer­tain now. Wi­gan, whose 4-1 win over Southend in­cluded two goals by Will Grigg, will con­firm their pro­mo­tion next week if they avoid de­feat against Black­pool. Bur­ton Al­bion are poised to join them, with Nigel Clough’s men only need­ing one point from their re­main­ing fix­tures.

Who is go­ing down?

No last-day hero­ics this sea­son for Colch­ester United, as they joined Crewe in the League One rel­e­ga­tion party last week­end.

Above them, it is al­most as if teams are queu­ing up to be rel­e­gated, with Don­caster Rovers, Black­pool, Fleet­wood Town, Shrews­bury and Ch­ester­field all in con­tention. Shrews­bury hold the trump card with their game in hand and su­pe­rior goal dif­fer­ence.

Who is in the play-offs?

Nine teams (Mill­wall, Wal­sall, Brad­ford, Barns­ley, Gilling­ham, Scun­thorpe, Sh­effield United, Rochdale and Port Vale) are still in with a chance of snatch­ing a play-off spot, and a few of the con­tenders will face each other in the re­main­ing games. Mill­wall still have to play Gilling­ham, while Wal­sall still have to take on Port Vale, who also need to play Scun­thorpe – who them­selves still have Sh­effield United to face.

Still with me?

The only cer­tainty is that if Wal­sall win their game in hand against Shrews­bury to­mor­row then they will be guar­an­teed a play-off spot.

Will power: Will Grigg scored twice as Wi­gan beat Southend

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