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After a five-year exile, Luton will finally be returning to the Football League next season after winning promotion from the Conference Premier. Second-placed Cambridge United’s 2-0 defeat by Kidderminster on Tuesday handed the title to the Hatters. Luton were a Championship club in 2007, but suffered three relegations in as many years and have been in non-league since the 2009-10 season. The Hatters had failed in each attempt to return to League Two, going through five managers and reaching two play-off finals in their bid to return. Current boss John Still has achieved the aim in his first full season in charge and has now taken three clubs out of non-league, having accomplished it in 1989 with Maidstone and in 2007 with Dagenham & Redbridge.

With only one automatic promotion spot up for grabs in the Skrill Conference, following Luton’s success the rest of the teams in the hunt for promotion will need to do so via the play-offs.

Click next to see the teams in the race to reach the Football League and make sure you vote in our poll of who will join Luton here.

 

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