Football League permutations: Who can move up and down this weekend? | Championship | League 1 | League two | Soccer

As we approach a key period in the Football League season, clubs across the country could see their fates sealed in one way or another this weekend. But who is in the running for promotion and who could be relegated in the coming days in England? We looked at the permutations.


Fulham are already promoted but will be confirmed as champions if they beat second-placed Bournemouth on Saturday.

Bournemouth can’t confirm their promotion even if they beat Fulham and the results go in the right direction, due to Nottingham Forest’s ongoing games. The Cherries will already finish mathematically in the play-offs even if they lose all the other games.

If Huddersfield beat Barnsley on Friday night they will confirm their play-off position.

Barnsley will be relegated if they lose or draw with Huddersfield on Friday night. The Tykes are currently 11 points behind Reading, with just four games remaining.

Peterborough United will also be relegated if they lose to Nottingham Forest on Saturday. Derby County’s relegation to League One was confirmed on Easter Monday.

If Paul Ince’s Reading wins at Hull, Peterborough and Barnsley will be relegated regardless of their results.

League 1

Wigan Athletic will be promoted if they beat Plymouth Argyle on Saturday. The Latics will be confirmed as champions if they win and Rotherham do not beat Oxford at home.

Wins for Rotherham or MK Dons would guarantee their place in the play-offs.

Doncaster Rovers will be relegated unless they beat Burton Albion and Gillingham lose to Portsmouth. If the Gills get a point they will relegate Doncaster no matter what Gary McSheffery’s men do.

If Gills win, they will also send AFC Wimbledon on, as they travel to Fleetwood for a crucial relegation clash. Cod Army cannot be relegated this weekend due to one game less, while Crewe Alexandra have already had their fate sealed.

league two

Forest Green Rovers look set for promotion this weekend. They will go up if they get a point at Bristol Rovers.

However, even if they lose, they will be promoted if two of the following occur: Port Vale lose, Northampton don’t win, or Sutton don’t win. It’s only a matter of time for Rob Edwards’ team.

No play-off berths can be confirmed this weekend due to the ongoing game at Mansfield. As things stand, every club down to Crawley Town in 12th can still mathematically make the play-offs.

Scunthorpe United have already been relegated and will finish bottom, but Oldham Athletic could join them this weekend, should they lose to Salford and Stevenage beat Mansfield Town.

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