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Official: League One and League Two seasons curtailed after ‘overwhelming’ vote

The third and fourth divisions are done for the season

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The third and fourth tiers of the English football pyramid are now officially done for the 2019-20 season after clubs voted “overwhelmingly” in favor of curtailing the season. This means that the only divisions set to finish out the season are the Premier League (top tier) and the Championship (second tier), though doubts remain whether the latter will have the time and the logistical capacity to be able to do so.

On Tuesday, both League One and League Two were called as they stand, which means that Coventry City and Rotherham earn promotions from the former, and Swindon Town, Crewe Alexandra, and Plymouth Argyle earn promotions from the latter. From League One, Tranmere Rovers, Southend United, and Bolton Wanderers have gone down, while it remains unclear whether Stevenage or Macclesfield Town will drop out from League Two and into non-league football. Macclesfield have unresolved disciplinary proceedings against them, which could see points deductions. There is also a chance that non-league football cancel their 2020-21 season, which would then see both Stevenage and Macclesfield stay up.

Both League One and League Two will still hold promotion playoffs to determine the additional clubs from either division to also go up. These games will be held at Wembley at the end of the month.

Meanwhile, Manchester United had their friendly against Championship side Stoke City canceled at the last minute yesterday after Stoke boss Michael O’Neill tested positive for COVID-19.

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