Wycombe Wanderers

Gareth Ainsworth came so close to achieving promotion with Wycombe two seasons ago; they conceded a 120th minute equaliser to Southend United before losing on penalties in the play-off final.

Wycombe did not start the season well, but results picked up when the Chairboys went on a 16 game unbeaten run.

The goals from Scott Kashket and Adebayo Akinfenwa have been vital in Wycombe’s promotion push.  Akinfenwa who is known as “The Beast” scored in AFC Wimbledon’s play-off final win over Plymouth Argyle last seaon; he will be hoping for similar memories this season.

Stevenage

Stevenage have been the division’s surprise package this season.  Before a ball was kicked, they were tipped to be fighting relegation.  They have defied all the odds and sit in a very promising position.

Darren Sarll has worked wonders with his team.  Matty Godden is one of the league’s top scorers; firing Stevenage up the table.  Whilst promotion would be considered an overachievement for Stevenage, it has to be their main aim at this stage in the season.

 

Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth have arguably been the biggest group of bottlers in the entire Football League over the past few seasons.  Derek Adams has put his team in an excellent position to achieve promotion last season but he somehow was not able to get over the line.

Argyle are in a position which seems impossible to mess up this campaign.  If they do end up falling short once again, then there will be an uproar from their fans.   Graham Carey has been a terrific player for them this season; scoring and assisting plenty of goals for his team.

Portsmouth

Portsmouth have been the bookies favourite to go up in each of the last three seasons.  While they previously have not been consistent enough to get promoted in previous years; this year looks as if it could be a different story.

Manager, Paul Cook, has assembled together a strong squad with a mix of youth and experience within their team.  Star man, and captain, Christian Burgess has been an absolute rock at the back for Pompey this season.

The Pompey owners are rumoured to be losing faith in Cook, so if he can’t lead Portsmouth to promotion this season then it is very likely that he will lose his job come May.

Luton Town

Luton started the season as one of he favourites for the title.  While they have sightly underachieved they are still very much in the promotion mix.

The Hatters had a very impressive start to the season and have managed some level of consistency all season.  It is possible but unlikely that they will get automatic promotion this season.

Manager Nathan Jones believes that Luton striker Danny Hylton is the best player in the division.  Hylton is the third top scorer in League Two since his summer move from Oxford United.

Exeter City

Exeter City have had a promising season.  They had a very poor start; they were in the relegation zone in September and their supporters demanded that long serving manager Paul Tisdale should be sacked.

The Grecians have shot up the table thanks to a brilliant run of form.  The goals of Ollie Watins, David Wheeler and Reuben Reid have been vital in their surge up the table.

Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster would have been disappointed to be in League Two in the first place after suffering successive relegations.  They have been in the top two all season and look certain to make an immediate return to League One.

Darren Ferguson, son of Sir Alex, will be very pleased with his team’s League Two campaign this season.  John Marquis has been in sensational form in front of goal; he tops the scoring charts.

Carlisle United

Carlisle started the season very well.  They opened up the season with a 17 match unbeaten run before eventually losing to relegation threatened Newport.

The Cumbrians have dropped in form recently though; since main striker Charlie Wyke moved to Bradford City in January they have dropped from second to fifth in the table.

Automatic promotion is not out of the equation for United but they will need to turn their drop in form around.