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The week that was (12/5 - 18/5)

19 May 2014

mkdons.com takes a look back at some of the biggest stories from the past seven days in Sky Bet League 1...

Third versus fourth in final
Third-placed Leyton Orient will play fourth-placed Rotherham United at Wembley Stadium for a spot in the Sky Bet Championship.

Orient booked their place in the League 1 play-off final with a 2-1 victory over Peterborough United last Wednesday, while Rotherham saw off Preston North End with a 3-1 win at New York Stadium.

The two sides will go head-to-head at Wembley this coming Sunday at 3pm.

Kedwell commits future to Gills
Striker Danny Kedwell penned a new two-year deal with Gillingham last Monday.

The 30-year-old, who has scored 10 goals in 30 matches last season, was set to be out of contract but will now remain at Priestfield Stadium until June 2016.

Jackett and Slade named Managers of the Year
Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Kenny Jackett and Russell Slade of Leyton Orient were named Joint Managers of the Year for League 1 at last Tuesday’s LMA Managers of the Year awards night.

Jackett and Wolves won the division with a record points half of 103 while the O’s, under the guidance of Slade, finished third and qualified for the play-offs.

Spencer signs on for County
Notts County were able to retain the services of Jimmy Spencer for a further two years last Wednesday after the striker put pen-to-paper on a new deal at Meadow Lane.

The 22-year-old joined County from Huddersfield Town in February and went on to score five goals in 13 appearances to help ensure the Nottinghamshire outfit’s survival in League 1.

Rowe heads list of released players
Peterborough United captain Tommy Rowe was the standout name on Posh’s released/retained list last week.

Midfielder Rowe, along with Nathaniel Knight-Percival, Daniel Kearns, Craig Alcock and Peter Grant, were among the several players in League 1 who were informed last week that they will be allowed to join other clubs next season.

Notable players from other sides in the division include; AJ Leitch-Smith (Crewe Alexandra), Shaun Miller (Sheffield United), Matt Hill (Sheffield United), Myles Weston (Gillingham).

Chesterfield swoop for Jones
Newly-promoted Chesterfield made defender Daniel Jones their first summer season last Wednesday.

The 27-year-old was understood to be attracting interest from a host of other League 1 clubs but has agreed to sign a two-year deal with the League 2 champions.

Chesterfield also secured the futures of three of their own players last week with Ritchie Humphreys, Ollie Banks and former Dons winger Jay O’Shea all signing new deals at Proact Stadium.

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