League 2 line-up for next season taking shape

Southend United's manager Phil Brown shows his dejection at the end of the game at the Globe Arena on Saturday. Picture: Clint Hughes/PA Wire.
Southend United's manager Phil Brown shows his dejection at the end of the game at the Globe Arena on Saturday. Picture: Clint Hughes/PA Wire.

The League 2 line-up for next season is almost set.

Results in League 1 on Saturday meant that Notts County, Crawley, Leyton Orient and Yeovil have been relegated and will visit the Globe Arena next season.

Barnet have already been promoted to the Football League as Conference champions with Bristol Rovers and Grimsby set to meet in the play-off final on Sunday, May 17.

As for League 2 itself, Morecambe’s 3-1 victory over Southend at the Globe Arena on Saturday meant that Bury were able to secure promotion with a 1-0 win at Tranmere.

The three points saw Jim Bentley’s side finish their season on 63 points in 11th.

Burton Albion have gone up to League 1 as champions while Shrewsbury have finished second.

Southend now face a play-off semi-final against Stevenage with the first leg on Sunday while Plymouth and Wycombe meet in the other semi-final on Saturday.

Cheltenham Town and Tranmere have been relegated to the Conference.