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Swindon Town was crowned Sky Bet League Two champion after clubs voted to end their season based on points per game.

The EFL confirmed that the Ligue 2 clubs had voted to end the season by an “overwhelming majority” following a meeting between the English Football League teams on Tuesday.

Crewe and Plymouth join the Swindon champions as all three teams are automatically promoted to League One. Cheltenham, Exeter, Colchester and Northampton will play in the play-offs with the opening games on June 18, all live on Sky Sports.

The final of the Ligue 2 qualifiers, which will take place on June 29, will be held in Wembley as originally planned, all matches taking place behind closed doors.

The top half of the League two final standings after the end of the 2019/20 season

The top half of the League two final standings after the end of the 2019/20 season

The bottom half of the League Two final ranking after the end of the 2019/20 season

The bottom half of the League Two final ranking after the end of the 2019/20 season

The last team has yet to be decided, Stevenage is currently at the foot of the table, but Macclesfield, second down, risks a deduction of points. Relegation will only be ratified if the National League can guarantee that its competition will continue.

Macclesfield was charged earlier this month with alleged misconduct for alleged violations of EFL regulations and will be referred to an independent disciplinary committee. It is understood that even with the interruption of the Ligue two season before the disciplinary commission can take place, any sanction may be imposed retrospectively.

League One clubs also met on Tuesday and voted with an “overwhelming majority” to end their season on the same unweighted points basis as League Two.

President of Forest Green: the fairest way to do it

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Forest Green president Dale Vince said the decision to shorten the Ligue 2 season was the fairest option available under the circumstances.

Forest Green president Dale Vince said the decision to shorten the Ligue 2 season was the fairest option available under the circumstances.

Forest Green President Dale Vince, who has been a strong advocate for the completion of the 2019-2020 season, described the decision to cut the season points per game as “the best of a bad group” of options .

“It’s no longer a surprise or disappointment. I think we have known for four or five weeks that it would be over. Maybe in a way he is relieved that it is official now, “he said. Sky Sports News.

“We also know how the season ends, which was voted [Tuesday] morning in all the EFL leagues, that means we can really start thinking about next season.

“I was surprised that no one else voted to play, not disappointed but just surprised. We want to play, that’s why we are here.

“I think that was the fairest way to do it, there was no perfect way. Playing the season would have been the perfect way, but if it had not been possible, then unweighted points per game were the right way to do it.

“There was a series of proposals from other clubs and you can see that they all had their own situation in mind. None of them were as universally fair as the points per game, the best of a bad group is what I would say. ”

League 2 qualifying schedule

Thursday June 18

  • Colchester United vs Exeter City – Ligue 2, second leg semi-final first leg, 5:15 p.m., Sky Sports Football
  • Northampton Town vs Cheltenham Town – League Two, second leg semi-final first leg, 7.45pm, Sky Sports Football

Monday June 22

  • Exeter City vs Colchester United – Ligue 2, second semi-final second leg, 5.15pm, Sky Sports Football
  • Cheltenham Town vs Northampton Town – Ligue 2, second leg semi-final second leg, 8 p.m., Sky Sports Football

Monday June 29

  • League 2 playoff final – 7:30 p.m., Sky Sports Football

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