Coventry and Rotherham promoted to Championship as seasons ended

League One and League Two clubs vote to end seasons by overwhelming margins

Coventry City have been promoted to the Championship along with Rotherham after League One and Two clubs voted to end their seasons. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Coventry City have been promoted to the Championship along with Rotherham after League One and Two clubs voted to end their seasons. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

 

The regular season in League One and League Two is over after clubs voted by an overwhelming margin to cut the season short due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Clubs opted to use a framework for ending the season put forward by the English Football League board, which meant the final table would be calculated using an unweighted points-per game basis.

The framework retained promotion, relegation and the traditional four-team playoffs.

As a result, Coventry and Rotherham have been promoted to the Championship, while Wycombe, Oxford, Portsmouth and Fleetwood will contest the playoffs, with the dates for those matches to be fixed in due course.

Tranmere – who had proposed an alternative framework to the one chosen by the clubs – have been relegated to League Two, along with Southend and Bolton.

Swindon, Crewe and Plymouth have been promoted to League One, while Cheltenham, Exeter, Colchester and Northampton will contest the playoffs, with the first legs of the semi-finals taking place next week.

As things stand, Stevenage will be relegated to the National League but Macclesfield could yet finish bottom if they incur further points deductions for alleged breaches of EFL regulations.

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