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League II Promotion

Which teams will be promoted from League II 2017/2018?

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A new EFL League Two season will begin in August. There are four spots (one of them through a playoff) that will be disputed by 24 teams for a place in the League One. The last season FC Portsmouth, Plymouth Argyle, Doncaster Rovers and Blackpool FC got promoted.

Four teams got relegated from League One and will try to bounce back: Port Vale, Swindon Town, Coventry City and Chesterfield. All of them will see a massive overhaul in their squads, with a lot of the current players leaving. Port Vale is one of the most affected by this, with twelve players released already. Michael Brown, the manager, is confirmed for this season. He’ll try to rebuild the team with a lot of new players. Port Vale has the means to do this, and if Brown does a good job merging the squad, they’ll fight for a promotion spot. The same could be said about Chesterfield, which had an awful past season and most of the squad will be leaving. Gary Caldwell will have a tough time trying to build a new roster with the promotion in mind.

Swindon Town is expected to keep some of the current players. With no new manager confirmed for this season, it’s hard to see how things will go for them. Will Henry, a young goalkeeper with a recent U19 call, can be the starting point to make a stronger defense. But this might be not enough in a league known to be hard and even. Swindon will keep a lot of young players like Henry, and the arrival of some experienced ones might be the key for this new season.

Coventry City is one of the candidates for a promotion. It won’t be an easy job, but the manager Mark Robins said that they’re focused and that they will plan this transfer window with that objective in mind. If we take this with the keeping of some promising players such as the welsh forward George Thomas and the former Newcastle player Gael Bigirimana, they can be in the verge of doing it.

Mansfield Town is always a natural competitor. The past tournament they didn’t performed well, being ranked 12th. For this season, Steve Evans is doing some heavy transfer activity in order to have one of the best squads of the league, with new players from the League One already confirmed such as Will Atkinson, Johnny Hunt and David Mirfin.

Exeter City lost in the final playoff match against Blackpool and will have to stay one more season in the League Two. They’ll aim for a promotion spot again, keeping most of the squad and bringing some new players to have some more quality into the equation. Luton Town is on the same train, with some important signings incoming, such as the irish right back Alan McCormack. The team managed by the welsh Nathan Jones is expecting at least to fight for the playoff spots and have a better luck than the past season.