Swindon Town look likely to be crowned champions of League Two after a day of deliberations on Friday.
League Two bosses reached a unanimous verdict to bring the current season to a close and whilst the exact metrics of that have not been finalised, it does look as though a points-per-game ratio would be used, crowning Ritchie Wellens’ side as Champions. It would also mean promotion for Plymouth Argyle at the first attempt and a return to League One for David Artell’s Crewe Alexandra.
League One is currently a different matter, with six clubs staging something of a protest, arguing the season must be finished. Unsurprisingly, those six clubs are all in the top ten, but not the top two. They’re citing sporting integrity as the reason for needing to finish a League One season that has featured 23 teams rather than 24, as well as Bolton being let off punishments for not fulfilling fixtures.
However, the actions of clubs in League Two is to be commended, not the obvious ones who benefit such as Swindon, but the votes of Port Vale for instance, one point outside the play-off places, who voted to draw the season to a close, ending their own hopes of League One football.
Whatever happens from here, it does look as though Wellens, sacked by Oldham in 2018, is on course to return to League One with the Robins. Their supporters might not have had the glory moment in their home ground that Lincoln City enjoyed last season, but they’re still delighted at the apparent turn of events.
Sod that, I've already cracked open the champagne ??
— Steve Haines #SaveLives#Don'tVoteTory (@SteveHaines2) May 15, 2020
— Baddie (@topbins89) May 15, 2020
I’m still celebrating like you just tweeted we are champions. ?
— Sean Graham (@SeanGraham92) May 15, 2020
PPG was the EFL’s preferred method of sorting out League 2, so that would appear to make ratification of that point a formality, you’d think.
— swindonrich (@swindonrich) May 15, 2020
Le Champion's. Now let's have a little bit of the bubbly!
— CG (@CG06189907) May 15, 2020
Announce promotion up the Town ??
— John Donovan (@johndonavfc) May 15, 2020
Swindon til I die…. Up the Town!!!!!!!
— muxloe kid (@muxloekid) May 15, 2020