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By Tony Alvarez
The last fixture of the season in the English Football leagues takes place at Wembley on Sunday as the league 2 play off final is contested between Crewe and Cheltenham.
Both sides are vying to make the step up and be playing in League One next year, there is also many players hoping this fixture can put them in the shop window for a move onto bigger and better things.

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By Tony Alvarez

Today sees the final fixtures in the regular season for both League One and League Two earlier in the week I wrote  a piece looking at the teams chasing automatic promotion and the play offs in League One, I will now focus on the positions up for grab in League Two.

As I earlier wrote an article on the relegation battle and who will survive the drop to non League Football I wont talk about that instead I will look at the teams battling for automatic promotion and play off positions.

The main talking point of the weekend is who will clinch 3rd place and an automatic promotion to League One. There are three teams in contention for just one position.

Crawley Town who recently lost manager Steve Evans to Rotherham are in pole position the currently occupy third spot with 81 points and a goal difference of +21 hot on their heels are Torquay who also have 81 points but only have a goal difference of +9 . The third team in with a chance is Southend United, they are a point behind bothCrawleyand Torquay but have a superior goal difference of +27.

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By Laurie Fitzgerald

Torquay United go into the crucial Easter period knowing that they are very much in control of their own destiny in the battle for automatic promotion.

The Gulls find themselves in the top three going into the final weeks of the League Two season, and a possible second promotion in the past three years is very much on the agenda.

Martin Ling‘s side took another big step towards this aim last week when a 1-0 win at Barnet made it four wins from their last five league matches, and just two points adrift of leaders Swindon Town.

They are one of the form teams of the division going into the business end of the campaign, and have a manager that knows what it takes to get the players into League One.

45 year-old Ling was in charge of Leyton Orient when they gained promotion to the third tier of English football back in 2006, and on top of that he ensured the O’s stayed there the following season – laying the foundations for the East London club to remain there ever since.     Continue reading

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