Ex-Football League Player Predicts Who Will Be Promoted From League One

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 12:51pm

With a whole host of League One clubs bidding for promotion to the Championship, Sam Parkin predicts who will get out of the league this season.

The race for promotion to the Championship is hotting up with a number of sides stepping up a gear.

Rotherham's four wins from their last five have seen the Millers rise to top spot whilst Peterborough and Portsmouth have both secured three consecutive wins. Meanwhile Coventry City, who sit in 5th- five points off second-placed Wycombe- are unbeaten in their last six league games.

With the gap between Rotherham and Portsmouth, who occupy the final play-off spot, just six points, ex-Football League player Sam Parkin gave his thoughts on the promotion race to Love Sport Breakfast.

"I think League One is very open. Probably the best team i've seen is Oxford and Coventry have been in brillianty form as well, so I don't think you can discount them.

"But with that said, we probably all felt and probably believed that Ipswich, Sunderland and Portsmouth were going to get their acts together. That's the case for all three really.

"I know Ipswich lost last night but there's been a transformation I would say. I would say there's been a steady improvement at Portsmouth but there's been a real transformation at Ipswich and Sunderland over the last fortnight to a month. I think it is incredibly open."

"Huge result for Rortherham last night and a huge result for Wycombe who have stuttered incredibly badly." 

Parkin, who played for Ipswich Town during his career, thinks his old side have a good chance of going up.

"But it's very difficult to call that division. If I had to put my neck out, honestly I don't know. I would maybe say Ipswich or Portsmouth just because of the depth of their squad and the way they're motoring at the moment.

"I probably don't see Rotherham maintaining it although they've done some really good business. I would fancy them for the play-offs though certainly.

"I fancy one of those big clubs who have got that momentum now, got maybe a little bit of power to do one or two things before the window closes to maybe just steal the march over the promotion contenders and get over the line."

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