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League One play-off dates set as EFL clubs vote to curtail season

This week EFL clubs decided to curtail the League One and League Two seasons – with the final tables being decided on a points-per-game basis.

Now the League One play-off dates have been set for the first weekend of July – with the first legs of Portsmouth vs Oxford United and Fleetwood Town vs Wycombe Wanderers taking place on Friday 3rd July. The second legs will follow on Monday 6th July, with the final taking place at Wembley on the 13th.

In League One, the points-per-game decision meant that Coventry City and Rotherham United are to be promoted automatically while Tranmere Rovers, Southend United and Bolton Wanderers were relegated.

Swindon Town were confirmed as League Two champions with Crewe Alexandra and Plymouth Argyle securing the second and third automatic promotion places to League One.

Cheltenham Town, Exeter City, Colchester United and Northampton Town will contest the League Two play-offs next week. Stevenage were relegated from the EFL, but questions remain over Macclesfield Town, who could face points deductions due to ongoing misconduct charges and potentially take their place.

With League One and Two clubs deciding to curtail their seasons, the Championship is now the only remaining EFL division that will play out all it’s remaining fixtures.

EFL chair Rick Parry said: “There is no question that COVID-19 has detrimentally affected all industries and, whilst we have only ever wanted to return when it is safe to do, we have always understood that when we did, we had to balance the requirements of our broadcast partners with the unique and challenging financial circumstances that our clubs face.

“We are delighted to have reached such an agreeable and sensible arrangement that ensures the financial impact to clubs is minimised, Sky Sports are able to get their football business back up with one of the most eagerly anticipated Championship run-ins in years and, importantly, fans get access to games during a period where guidelines prevent them from attending in person.”

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