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League One preview: Doncaster go to Brentford, Bournemouth aim for title

SoccerNews in English Premier League 25 Apr 2013


Automatic promotion is on the line when Brentford host Doncaster Rovers in League One on Saturday.

Second-placed Doncaster are in prime position to win promotion, sitting two points ahead of their opponents in third.
But with fourth-placed Yeovil Town unable to finish in the top two heading into the final day of the season, a Brentford win would see them climb above Doncaster and into second.
Brian Flynn’s Rovers have only themselves to blame for their promotion attempt going to the final hurdle, with the club losing 1-0 at home to mid-table Notts County in their last fixture.
Brentford could only draw 1-1 at already-relegated Hartlepool United, meaning there is all to play for at Griffin Park in one of 12 simultaneous fixtures.
Doncaster can still be crowned champions if they win and AFC Bournemouth fail to do so.
Eddie Howe’s side – who sit first and won promotion last week – can clinch the League One title with a victory at Tranmere Rovers.
With play-off spots already secured, Yeovil, Swindon Town and Sheffield United can rest easy and are likely to rotate their squads.
Swindon visit 22nd-placed Scunthorpe United, who can only avoid relegation if they win and Colchester United lose at Carlisle United, while Sheffield United will host Preston North End.
Bottom-placed Portsmouth – who are now owned by the Pompey Supporters’ Trust – celebrated a new era with an easy win last week and will aim to end the season on a high with victory at Shrewsbury Town.
Bury are also confirmed to be playing in League Two next season and they finish with a home match against Yeovil.
Leyton Orient, who saw their playoff hopes extinguished last week, entertain Oldham Athletic, and Crewe Alexandra face Walsall.
Other matches see Crawley Town play Hartlepool while Stevenage will face Milton Keynes Dons and Notts County battle Coventry City.



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