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Which teams will be relegated from League 2 in the 2019-20 season
After the 2018-19 season saw two relatively large teams relegated from League 2 in Notts County and Yeovil Town, we look ahead to see who will be relegated from the next campaign.
First of all, let’s look at the teams who have been promoted from the National League. Salford City and Leyton Orient were both promoted after strong showings last year, finishing third and first respectively they’ll both be hoping to make an impact in League 2 in the 2019-20 season.
The teams that were relegated from League 1 in the 2018-19 season were Plymouth Argyle, Walsall, Scunthorpe United and Bradford City. It would take a fall from grace for one of these teams to be involved in another relegation battle, therefore I believe these teams will not be in the relegation mix.
Salford City are unlikely to be relegated as they have a huge financial backing in comparison to other League 2 teams and will set their sights towards a top half of the table finish. Leyton Orient, unfortunately, do not have this luxury and will have to fight this season if they want to retain their League 2 status.
Favourites to be relegated are Grimsby Town. After a 17th place finish in the last campaign (only 6 positions above the relegation places) under manager Michael Jolley and captain Danny Collins, they’ll be desperate to avoid the drop. They’ve decided to stick with the manager with a view to finishing roughly mid-table once again.
Another favourite to go down is Morecambe, finishing 18th in the 2018-19 season, they too have decided to stick with their manager in Englishmen Jim Bentley and captain Barry Roche in a bid to beat the drop. If Morecambe are able to recruit well then they should be able to secure their League 2 status.
Next up is Crawley Town, after a less than stellar campaign in the 2018-19 season finishing 4 places above the drop in 19th place, they too are one of the favourites to be relegated in the 2019-20 season. Italian manager Gabrielle Cioffi will hope to inspire his players alongside captain Jimmy Smith in the hope to stay up.
Other favourites to be relegated according to the bookies include Macclesfield, Cheltenham, Port Vale and Cambridge. All of which finished in the lower half and will want to retain their League 2 status for another season. My guess would be that Grimsby Town and Leyton Orient suffer the drop in the 2019-20 season.