Sky Bet League Two: Next Season's Line-Up is Now Complete Sky Bet League Two: Next Season's Line-Up is Now Complete

Sky Bet League Two: Next Season's Line-Up is Now Complete

With Darrell Clarke and his Saddlers beginning to prepare for life in Sky Bet League Two, we take a quick look at the teams which he and his side will come up against during the 2019/20 campaign.
The Saddlers, who suffered relegation following a dismal 2018/19 campaign which saw them begin the season in style before edging ever further down the table, will be tackling several sides for the first time whilst also taking on some old foes as they compete outside of League One for the first time in over a decade.

Joining the Reds in the fourth tier are fellow relegation sufferers Bradford City, Plymouth Argyle, and Scunthorpe United, giving the Saddlers at least three familiar foes to prepare for as they look to return to League One at the first time of asking.

One of the teams coming into the 2019/20 campaign on the crest of a wave is Vanarama National League Champions, Leyton Orient, who return to the EFL for the first time since their relegation at the end of 2016/17, a drop which temporarily ended their 112 association with the competition.

Their fellow former National league side Salford City will also be buoyed by their success as the club, which is partially owned by several former Manchester United players, made easy work of AFC Fylde in the National League Play-Off Final, defeating the Coasters by three-goals-to-nil at Wembley Stadium.

Other sides to feature in League Two next season will be those who neither threatened the promotion nor relegation places with the likes of Colchester United, Exeter City, Stevenage, Carlisle United, Crewe Alexandra, Swindon Town, Oldham Athletic, Northampton Town, Cheltenham Town, Grimsby Town, Morecambe, Crawley Town, Port Vale, Cambridge United, and Macclesfield Town all continuing their association with the fourth tier of English football for at least another season.

League Two Play-Off semi-final losers Mansfield Town and Forest Green Rovers, who will be joined by Final 'runners-up' Newport County, will also pose a threat as they look to go one or two, better this season and achieve promotion to League One this time around.

There is no doubt that, especially considering the number of players set to depart Banks's Stadium this summer, that the Saddlers will come up against several challenging sides during the upcoming campaign.

Hopefully, newly appointed gaffer, Darrell Clarke, will be able to build a side capable of facing that challenge head on, and we can begin to rebuild what is left of our football club.
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