There was a change at the top of the League One table this weekend, as Wigan took top spot away from Burton.
Wigan won 5-1 at Shrewsbury, while a stoppage time equaliser earned Burton a point at home to Bury.
Burton have now surrendered a six point lead at the top of the table, and despite having an eight point gap between themselves and third place Walsall, the Saddlers have two games in hand.
It’s certainly not a forgone conclusion that Burton Albion will earn automatic promotion anymore, and unless their poor form improves, they could be forced to compete in the League One Play Offs.
Wigan’s impressive unbeaten run was extended at the weekend, and they look in poll position to make an immediate return to the Championship.
Gillingham are still in with a shot of automatic promotion, and know that if they win their game in hand, they’ll be just six points behind Burton.
Nine points behind Burton are inform Bradford City. Bradford have been excellent in recent months, and although their chances of going up in the Top two are slim, they’ll fancy themselves in the Play Offs.
Millwall currently occupy the final Play Off spot, but if 7th place Barnsley win their game in hand the gap will be just one point.
Barnsley’s JPT success at Wembley over the weekend will have given them all the confidence they need to go on a run at the end of the season, and reach the Play Offs.
Nigel Adkins feels that the Play Offs are still achievable for his Sheffield United side, but they currently sit eight points adrift.
The Play Off dream looks all but over for Coventry, who were in the hunt for automatic promotion at the turn of the year.
The cluster of teams between Sheffield United in 8th, and Bury in 16th, separated by just seven points, look like they’ll have to settle for another season in League One.