It is no surprise to see Blackburn and Wigan at the top of many people’s list for who will be promoted from League One. Both have Championship quality still at the club, and I expect them to have fast starts as they look to bully their way back into the Championship. If Blackburn can keep the squad they currently have then they are worth favourites for a move straight back into the second tier, they are better than this league. Wigan also looks capable and will take advantage if Blackburn fails for any reason.
Of the clubs from last season in League One, I like both Charlton and Fleetwood, who I expect to be challenging for a top six place this coming season. Charlton has recruited very well this summer and look set for a challenge, while Fleetwood has managed to keep hold of most of their stars from last season, despite their relatively small stature.
Of the clubs from last season in League One, both Charlton and Fleetwood are expected to be challenging for the top six placement this coming season. Charlton has recruited very well this summer and is all set for a challenge, while Fleetwood has managed to keep hold most of their stars from last season, despite their relatively small stature. Sound like these teams are worthy on your watch radar, doesn’t it?
At the bottom of the league, Walsall, Gillingham and AFC Wimbledon have all lost key players throughout the summer and look to be in for a tough time. These three look set for a relegation battle unless they can add some quality to their squads before the summer transfer window closes.
The fascinating story of League Two this coming season is sure to be Mansfield, who thanks to an injection of money, have recruited some very good quality players this summer. They have brought in 13 new players, most of which are used to playing at a higher level than this. Steve Evans has the task of moulding them into a team and assuming he does, they look to be the ones to beat in this league. They are going to be fascinating to keep an eye on, especially in the early weeks of the season.
Coventry City and Luton Town look to be the two capable of chasing them home, and Coventry especially will be desperate to fight their way back into League One. They have signed five players who have won promotion from League Two recently, clearly looking to add experience and they have a great chance of bouncing back at the first attempt. Luton Town came close last season and with a couple of nice additions this summer, they are sure to challenge again this year.
At the bottom of the table, with a lack of investment at Barnet, Morecombe and Newport clearly apparent, these three look to be the ones heading into the new season with the most to worry about.
With the kick off this weekend, we don’t have long to wait until we see who will be challenging at the top, and who will be struggling at the bottom of League One and League Two. Tags :