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Gills finish 10th as clubs vote to end League One season early

Gillingham have finished the 2019/2020 season 10th in League One.


Due to Covid-19 the League One and League Two seasons have both been ended early after a formal vote by clubs on Tuesday.

Both tables will be settled on points per game, while promotion, relegation and the play-offs all remain.

The final League One table based on Points Per Game

Gillingham move above Ipswich Town to finish 10th, while Coventry and Rotherham are promoted to the Championship. Wycombe replace Peterborough in the play-off places.


No dates have yet been confirmed for the League One play-offs.


Elite football in England has been suspended since 13 March because of coronavirus, with only the Premier League and Championship so far committing to resuming their seasons later this month.


Clubs in League One had previously been divided over whether or not to bring the season to an early conclusion.

Initial talks stalled after at least six sides, including Sunderland, Portsmouth and Ipswich Town, said they wanted to continue the campaign.

However, the new regulations - proposed by the EFL board and approved by the 71 member clubs earlier on Tuesday - meant just 51% of teams in any given division needed to agree on ending a season early.

The points-per-game system does throw up one significant change to the League One table, with eighth-placed Wycombe Wanderers replacing sixth-placed Peterborough United in the play-offs.

Wycombe will move up to third because they have at least one game in hand on each of their play-off rivals.

The Play Off finals are expected to take place at Wembley, but with no supporters

Promoted: Coventry City (champions), Rotherham United

Play-offs: Wycombe Wanderers v Fleetwood Town, Portsmouth v Oxford United (dates tbc)


Relegated: Tranmere Rovers, Southend United, Bolton Wanderers

Joining the Gills in League One will be Swindon Town, promoted from League Two as Champions. Crewe and Plymouth will also be heading to Priestfield.


The League Two Play-offs will be between Cheltenham, Exeter, Colchester and Northampton.


Well done to Steve Evans and all the Gills players for what is a successful season and an improvement on the previous season.

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