League One’s relegation rivals

League One’s relegation rivals

Depressing as it may seem just two months into the season, Port Vale still remain in danger of being in the drop zone. But who else is in danger?

Just who are the other League One teams that you can follow on bluesquare.com that are likely to be struggling from now until 2nd May?

Crewe Alexandra

The conveyor belt of young talent certainly seems to have dried up and they have suffered some hefty defeats this season already – 5-2 at home to Rochdale and 6-1 at MK Dons, although they did of course manage to beat Vale last month and follow that up with a win over Coventry.

However, Steve Davis’ side are conceding goals at an alarming rate and are struggling to score themselves – hardly a recipe for success.

Relegation possibility 10/10.

Scunthorpe United

Injuries did not help Russ Wilcox, who was dismissed as boss earlier this month. New manager Mark Robins will be hoping for better luck.

However, last season’s promotion-winning team put together a 28-match unbeaten sequence in 2013-14 which shows they are no mugs.

When the injuries clear up, Scunthorpe should climb to a mid-table slot and are unlikely to be one of the teams that face the drop.

Relegation possibility 5/10.

Colchester United

The U’s have not tasted level four football for a decade but all the signs are that they could be heading back to League Two this season.

They’ve flirted with the drop in each of the last two campaigns and have only won two of their first 11 matches this term.

A reliance on loan arrivals from IpswichTown will do little for team spirit and the recently appointed Tony Humes faces an onerous task trying to keep Colchester afloat this term.

Relegation possibility 8/10.

Yeovil Town

Losing is a difficult habit to break and, following last season’s predictable relegation from the championship, the Glovers have carried on in a similar vein this term.

The uneasy alliance between Gary Johnson and his board of directors has helped to foster an atmosphere of unease at HuishPark and, with a lack of finance hampering the manager’s rebuilding plans, this looks set to be a long winter for Town.

Relegation possibility 7/10.

 

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