Three Things Missed This Week

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 10 May 2018

After promotion, we now look forward to our next season in Sky Bet League Two. It’s been a busy week in England’s fourth tier with the last games of the season taking place.

So, to make sure you haven’t missed a thing, we bring you a round-up of three Sky Bet League Two stories you may have missed this week.

League Two Play-Off and relegation places confirmed

The final day of the League Two season went down to the wire at both ends of the table and the Silkmen now have a better idea of which teams will be coming to the Moss Rose next season.

Morecambe will be one of the teams that will pay us a visit, they survived on the final day of the season with a 0-0 draw away at Coventry City. Before the game, the Shrimps knew a point would be enough for survival and despite Barnet’s 3-0 victory over already relegated Chesterfield the Bees will be playing in the National League next season.

At the other end of the table, teams have booked themselves a play-off places. Exeter City, Notts County, Coventry City and Lincoln City will all be looking to join Accrington Stanley, Luton Town and Wycombe Wanderers in League One next season. Coventry’s point against Morecambe sealed their place in the play-off picture whereas Lincoln’s last-minute draw against Yeovil booked their play-off spot.

For a further look at who the Silkmen will face next season, click HERE.

Goal-line technology to be used in Play-Offs

For the first time, goal-line technology will be used in Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two play-off games.

After GLT has been successfully applied in previous Play-Off Finals at Wembley, the technology will now be in use in the semi-final stage in all three of the EFL’s leagues.

In a statement on the EFL’s website, Chief Executive Shaun Harvey said, “Goal-line Technology has been a welcome and significant addition to the Championship throughout the 2017/18 season, playing an important role in the outcome of the campaign.
“It is therefore appropriate that the technology is incorporated into all Play-Off matches across all three divisions of the EFL given the magnitude of the outcome of every single game at this time of the season.”

Joe Dunne appointed Cambridge manager

Dunne had been in charge at the Abbey Stadium as interim manager for the last fourteen games of the season and has impressed the U’s board in that time.

He joined the club in May 2015 as assistant manager to Shaun Derry but has already managed before at League One level with Colchester United.

After the appointment Cambridge United’s Director of Football Graham Daniels told the club’s website, “Without doubt it has been a very positive end to the season. The Board of Directors are pleased to announce today that Joe has been appointed permanent Head Coach on a three-year contract.”

By Andrew Gate

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