When looking at the League Two table the other day I did something that you would be more likely to see in a Looney tunes cartoon; I did a double take! I must have read it wrong because there is no way the team in 13th can be only 6 points behind the team in fourth but they are! In the more immediate play-off race the team in 13th are only 2 points from team in 7th which means there are a total of 6 teams currently out side the play-off places that are within just two points and let’s be honest, even Luton in 4th are still not certain of their position as of yet.
I can not remember a race involving this many teams nor as tight. It is one of the great things about the play-offs, the fact that a team in 13th can still be involved in the promotion race with three games to go!
Compare this to League One and The Championship and the pictures is completely different. Walsall, who are 13th in League One, are 12 points off the last play-off place and Cardiff City are 15 points away in the Championship but Wycombe are just two point behind 7th placed Blackpool with a thrilling end in store!
With many of the teams from 4th to 13th likely to be playing each other it will be great for the fans to be involved in such high stake matches! I am going to presume that Luton will be in the play-offs even thought the have a tricky game at Accrington sandwiched between home games against Notts County and Morecambe. This weekend the match between 5th placed Stevenage and 12th placed Mansfield will see The Stags close to within a point of Boro if they manage to win while the other play-off will be in action else where (see our League Two Preview for more details).
The next round of fixtures will see a tasty match up between Accrington and Luton but it is the final weekend of the season that has me licking my lips with anticipation!
Exeter City will be home to Carlisle United while Stevenage host Accrington and Wycombe face Cambridge at Adams Park. There are sure to be many twists and turns but I would not be surprised if it went down to the final kick on the last day of the season. Who ever you support in this play-off madness make sure you don’t forget your Valium, you’re going to need it!
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