News, updates, features and opinions on football and motor sport
The wait is almost over for fans across the country as this weekends brings the start of the Football League. Over the next there days I will be previewing each division, stating who I think will be the teams to watch out for at the top of league and also those who I think may be battling with relegation.
Today I will be focusing on the bottom division of the Football League, Sky Bet League 2.
Favourites for Relegation:
Dagenham & Redbridge – Having narrowing avoiding relegation on the last day of the season, the Daggers will be hoping for a better season this time round. There has been very little activity in the transfer market however and so I expect them to be struggling again this season from the get go.
Accrington Stanley – Stanley’s new manager, James Beattie has a huge challenge on his hands as he takes his first steps into the world of management. He has inherited a small squad and with a lack of funds to buy new players, may find his team in trouble this season. Starting out in football management is always tough and if the results aren’t positive, Beattie may begin to loose his confidence and also the fans. This could be a long hard season ahead for Stanley.
Newport County – Back in the Football League after 25 years after winning the Conference Play-Off final last season. Money is scarce for Newport and inexperience at this level could be an issue. Their players will need to make the step-up in quality immediately if they are to avoid returning to non-league football next year.
Morecambe – After another disappointing campaign last season, Morecombe will again be favourites for the drop. Attendances fell below 2000 at the Globe Arena, which is only three years old. The lack of people attending games has put financial strain on the club. This has lead to little activity in the transfer market. Last season’s top goal scorer, Jack Redshaw, has also been ruled out for up to seven months. It is going to be a huge challenge for manager, Jim Bentley to keep the Shrimps in the Football League this season.