It has been a very exciting season in League 1 and this weekend was no different. With plenty to talk about, The72 look at four things we learned this weekend.
Wolves are definitely going to be a force in the Championship
Whilst there was never any doubt that Wolves could gain promotion, it will be hugely satisfying for Kenny Jackett and his team to have secured their place in the Championship for next season. As one of the big hitters in the league it would have been a huge shock (and a massive disappointment for the club’s terrific fans) if they had not been promoted considering the quality of their squad and there is no doubt that they will be a decent enough side in the Championship. The work, however, is not done yet as Wolves will be hopeful of being promoted as Champions as, indeed, they should.
Karl Robinson’s job could be under threat
It has been a massively up-and-down season for MK Dons and, despite promising much, it looks as though their season is going to peter out with barely a whimper – they haven’t scored at home since February and things are not looking good for the Milton Keynes manager with many fans losing patience with him. The club are now nine points off the top six and have only won one of their last four. It appears obvious that MK Dons will be playing League 1 football again next season, but it remains to be seen if Karl Robinson will be the man trying to lead them to promotion.
Swindon are not going to give up just yet
Despite being seven points off the top six, Swindon are on a very good run and sit 3rd in the League 1 form guide, having picked up 13 points from their last six games. They bounced back this weekend from a disappointing 1-0 win against Carlisle, with a hard-fought 1-0 against 2nd placed Brentford which has kept the pressure well and truly on Peterborough in 6th. Both Peterborough and Swindon have similar run-ins and it is unlikely that the Posh will be felled but Swindon aren’t going to accept that until it is mathematically impossible for them to get into the Play-Offs.
The relegation battle is from over
It has been a long and testing season for the teams at the bottom and it is far from over. Bottom of the pile Stevenage are still only four points from safety and a few good results could turn their season around. Shrewsbury are above them and only two points off of safety with a superior goal difference compared to the two teams above them. On 43 points are Crewe, Carlisle and Notts County. Crewe have lost three of the last five but they have beaten fellow relegation contenders in recent weeks and this will give them hope of survival particularly as they still have to play Shrewsbury. Carlisle are the other team who make up the bottom four but they have a game in hand on the teams below them whilst Notts County, who are outside of the relegation zone on goal difference, are one of the form teams in the division. Above them there are still plenty of teams looking over their shoulders until they are mathematically safe and it is still all to play for at the bottom.