EFL permutations: Promotion up for grabs in bank holiday fixtures

Fulham’s return to the Premier League could finally be confirmed as this week is shaping up to decide some of the promotion and relegation issues in the English Football League.

While the top flight still has some way to go, in the EFL Crewe and Scunthorpe have already been relegated and here the PA news agency takes a look at what’s at stake in Monday and Tuesday’s games.


Fabio Carvalho scores for Fulham

Fulham were beaten in the Derby on Friday (Nigel French/PA)

Fulham they have twice missed the chance to seal automatic promotion after defeats to Coventry and Derby, and may be perversely pleased to see the matter taken out of their hands on Monday.

Should nottingham forest loses to West Brom, Marco Silva’s team will be promoted before kicking another ball. If Forest win or draw, Fulham will have to match that result 24 hours later against Preston.

Striker Alexander Mitrović He is two shy of the first 40-goal league season in nearly 30 years.

Despite his surprising victories on Friday, Derby Y peterborough both will be relegated if they fail to match Reading’s result. Bottom club Barnsley have a game to play but are still vulnerable if they lose and Reading win.

league one

Wigan fans

Wigan fans could be celebrating the promotion this week (Barrington Coombs/PA)

wigan Lead the way in League One and maintain a four-point cushion over the two second-placed teams. Rotherham and third place MK Don’sas well as having a game in hand on the latter.

The Latics could secure promotion on Tuesday if they win at Ipswich and the Dons are beaten at Oxford, while Rotherham plays at Burton.

In the background, Doncaster will drop to League Two if they lose at Shrewsbury. Gillinghamthe team above the relegation zone, play wooden float, who hold the final place within it, meaning that even if Doncaster draws, they will need that game to finish level to maintain a slim chance of survival.

A.F.C. Wimbledon could also go down if they lose to Wycombe, Gillingham wins and Morecambe Get at least one point against Portsmouth.

league two

Robert Edwards

Rob Edwards and Forest Green have promotion in their sights (Martin Rickett/PA)

Green Forest they have a chance of securing promotion on Monday, despite Friday’s surprise blowout from Barrow.

Victory over another relegation-threatened rival, Oldham, would be enough for Rob Edwards’ side Northampton Y bristol rovers both drop points, against Harrogate and Port Vale respectively, and mansfield lose to Carlisle.

With the Stags in sixth place with five games to play, Exeter are not in a position to approve their own promotion, but they and Puerto Vale can ensure a play-off safety net.

Scunthorpe are below and Oldham are in the greatest danger of joining them, but their fate will not be decided on Monday.

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