Following today’s EFL general meetings, the Sky Bet League 1 and League 2 has officially concluded with Coventry City and Rotherham United being promoted to the Championship and Swindon, Crewe and Plymouth heading to League 1 next season.
Moreover, as a result of EFL’s point-per-game proposal being accepted, Stevenage have been relegated to the Vanarama National with Tranmere Rovers, Southend United and Bolton Wanderers going down to League 2.
Prior to the conclusions all 71 clubs voted that should the campaign be prematurely end then it will adopt a unweighted points per game system.
EFL’s proposal was ‘overwhelmingly agreed’ by the association’s clubs with relegation and promotion still being retained. Moreover, play-offs will still commence regardless of if the season immediately ends, with the system remaining between four teams.
This means that League 1 sides Wycombe Wanderers, Oxford City, Portsmouth and Fleetwood Town, along with League 2 teams Cheltenham Town, Exeter City, Colchester United and Northampton Town will contest for the remaining promotion spots in their respective divisions.
The EFL has issued that Stevenage will be relegated to the National League as long as ‘assurances’ are given by the federation as to where the competition’s 2020/21 season still goes forward, assuring that the club will have ‘somewhere to play’ next campaign.
The League 2 play-offs fixtures have already been announced with the first legs, Colchester United v Exeter City and Northampton Town v Cheltenham Town, taking place on 18 June behind closed doors.
Whilst fans will not be able to attend the play-off finals, League 2’s season will be concluded on 29 June at Wembley Stadium.
The EFL has yet to announce when England’s third tier will fully complete its season. However, it is expected that the play-off finals will be hosted at Wembley Stadium at a similar time to League 2’s fixture.