As we go into the second half of a thrilling League Two season, The72 looks at the division’s front runners as I predict the 4 sides who I believe will go on to gain promotion to League One.
Plymouth Argyle (Champions)
Plymouth Argyle have been unstoppable in League Two this season thanks to the calm head of Manager Derek Adams. It was a surprise when Adams took the reigns at Home Park in the summer but the Scot has worked wonders to avoid a Play Off hangover. The form of midfielder Greg Wylde has been a huge plus for the club and they should enough to retain top spot.
Oxford United (Runners Up)
U’s Manager Michael Appleton recruited well in the summer securing the services of experienced goalkeeper Sam Slocombe and West Bromwich Albion youngster Kemar Roofe who has become the focal point of the side. Providing that the club can hold on to Roofe this month I fully expect United to finally return to League 1.
Northampton Town (Third Place)
The Cobblers have had a truly sensational season so far and Manager Chris Wilder deserves huge credit for keeping his players so focussed during extreme financial turmoil at Sixfields. Sixfields has become something of a fortress for The Cobblers and this is crucial to the club’s promotion bid. Wilder has a history of seeing his sides falling away in February although The Cobblers have proved that they can deal with extreme pressure.
Accrington Stanley (Play Offs)
John Coleman has worked miracles at Stanley on a tiny playing budget and deserves the Manager of the Season award regardless of what happens between now and May. He has built a squad of aggressive players who are full of attitude and do not give any respect to the opposition and that should be admired. I fancy Stanley to get a well deserved Wembley promotion but I think Bristol Rovers will push them all the way.