League One and League Two - What can happen on final day?

Your handy guide to the end-of-season proceedings in League One and League Two. Who do you think will go up and down this afternoon?

League One

Bournemouth are up after The Cherries beat Carlisle 3-1 in their last outing and will play in the second tier for only the second time in their history. Victory against Tranmere Rovers will see them win the league as will anything but a win for Doncaster Rovers.

The second automatic spot is still up for grabs with second spot Doncaster Rovers facing third place Brentford in a toe-to-toe showdown for Championship football. If Donny avoid defeat the mathematics are simple and the Yorkshire side will be returning immediately to the Championship.

Brentford on the other hand need to win in order to be promoted in Rovers place.

Doncaster can still win the league title if they win and Bournemouth do not or if they thrash Brentford and Bournemouth draw.

The play-offs are already decided with either Brentford or Doncaster joining Yeovil, Swindon and Sheffield United.

Bury, Hartlepool and Portsmouth are all relegated already with just the one final relegation place left to be decided. Scunthorpe or Colchester will fill that void. The Iron need to beat Swindon and hope The U’s lose to Carlisle with a three-goal swing in goal difference in order to survive.

League Two

Gillingham are already promoted as champions of League Two while Port Vale are practically promoted if not mathematically; barring a 28-goal defeat against Wycombe Wanderers they should be fine.

The final promotion place is far from guaranteed. Rotherham, Cheltenham and Burton Albion are the three teams in contention however goal-difference means The Brewers would be relying on miracles to make it up automatically.

For Rotherham the task is simple; win and they are promoted. The Millers can even go up with a draw as long as Cheltenham do not win their game by seven goals.

If Rotherham lose against Aldershot and Cheltenham win then The Robins will be promoted.

Nobody else can make it into the play-offs with Bradford, Northampton, Burton Albion and either Rotherham or Cheltenham the most likely competitors.

The relegation battle is of most interest with up to seven teams still in the battle for survival in the Football League.

It looks dire for Aldershot who need to beat Rotherham and hope Barnet lose with a six-goal swing in the process if they are to have any hope of survival.

AFC Wimbledon will be relegated if they lose to Fleetwood and their appalling goal difference means a draw will not be enough bar a miracle result. However a win for The Dons will see them survive as York and Dagenham and Redbridge are playing each other in a crunch relegation tie.

Barnet are safe with victory while Dagenham will also stay up with victory. However defeat for Barnet at Northampton will see them relegated if Wimbledon get a win. The Daggers can go down if they lose to York and both Barnet and Wimbledon win.

Torquay, Plymouth and York should stay up with victory due to Wimbledon’s goal difference but defeat, especially for York who have the worst goal difference, could see Barnet and Wimbledon overtake them with avoidance of defeat and victory respectively.

Who do you think will be up and down in League One and Two this weekend?

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