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Cobblers join MK Dons in League One

Northampton Town beat Exeter City at Wembley Stadium to secure promotion...

30 June 2020

Northampton Town will join MK Dons in Sky Bet League One next season, after the Cobblers sealed promotion via the League Two Play-Offs.

Keith Curle’s side, who came from 2-0 down to beat Cheltenham Town in the semi finals, beat Exeter City 4-0 at Wembley Stadium on Monday night to secure a return to the third tier for the first time since 2018.

They will join Russell Martin’s men in League One for 2020/21, becoming the Dons’ 17th confirmed opponents for the upcoming campaign.

The Sky Bet League One Play-Offs get underway this Friday night, with Portsmouth hosting Oxford United and Fleetwood Town welcoming Wycombe Wanderers to Highbury Stadium. The second legs then take place on Monday ahead of the Final on July 13.

Finally, there is the matter of relegation from the Championship. Three teams will drop from the second tier into League One for 2020/21, with Barnsley, Luton Town and Huddersfield Town all currently occupying those relegation spots, although only five points separate the Terriers and 17th spot. The final day of the Championship season is set for Wednesday 22nd July.

List of confirmed 2020/21 League One teams:
Accrington Stanley
AFC Wimbledon
Blackpool
Bristol Rovers
Burton Albion
Crewe Alexandra
Doncaster Rovers
Gillingham
Ipswich Town
Lincoln City
MK Dons
Northampton Town
Peterborough United
Plymouth Argyle
Rochdale
Shrewsbury Town
Sunderland
Swindon Town


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