With 10 games gone in Sky Bet League 2, we’ve had a look at how we think they will line up at the end of the season. And this is how the table looks:
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Top of the tree is Lincoln. Under the Cowley brothers the Imps have started well, dropping only four points with a home defeat against Crawley and picking up a point away at Grimsby. After becoming the first non-league team to beat a Premier League in the FA Cup in over 100 years back in 2016, beating Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor, Lincoln kicked on last season, ending in play-off semi-final defeat and victory at Wembley in the Checkatrade Trophy, but City will be looking to go one better this season.
Exeter City and Oldham Athletic make up the automatic promotion slots. Losing play-off finalists Exeter now managed by former defender Matt Taylor after Paul Tisdale failed to agree a new contract after 12 years at the club, while relegated Oldham are buoyed by Bournemouth loanee Sam Surridge who has hit six in six for The Latics, and has been voted the League 2 player of the month.
Happy to have won League 2 player of the month🏆 Looking forward to tomorrow’s home game against Carlisle🔵⚪️ https://t.co/NNRyEIL2wL
— Sam Surridge (@surridge_sam) October 5, 2018
The Play off mix
Newport, Forest Green Rovers, Swindon and MK Dons make up the play offs. Rovers have a young but experienced squad with no less than five ex-Oldham players, including midfielder Carl Winchester and full back Joe Mills, while MK Dons have Championship experience with captain Dean Lewington and striker Kieran Agard.
Although there is unrest in the stands at the Globe Arena. After team news was announced for a recent game against Cheltenham Town, a game in which the Shrimps went on to draw 2-2, the following tweets were sent from fans;
— George Marshall (@georgemarshhh) October 2, 2018
1 centre mid cheers lads
— Screenster (@thescreenster) October 2, 2018
It also seems that some fans are starting to turn on manager Jim Bentley.
Jim wants a point at least…against bottom of the league😞#playerswingamesmanagerslosethem
— Gaz P (@GazPar81) September 22, 2018
Another defeat there is something wrong within the club we need someone to take another direction I love JB but maybe time for a change can’t keep going like this
— steve higgins (@sjfoods) September 15, 2018
please, please for the sake of morecambe football club , relieve Jim of his duties! how can you carry on backing this man? everyone can see it’s time for a fresh start! relegation is a certainty unless the board do the correct thing! club legend yes , but times up!
— azz park (@CRparker88) September 15, 2018
Recently though, the Shrimps have had an upturn in form, unbeaten in the last three, and are slowly edging away from the relegation zone.
The fight against the drop
Meanwhile Crewe, Cheltenham and Grimsby narrowly avoid relegation but it is Northampton, who were relegated from League 1 last term, and National League champions Macclesfield who seem destined for the drop into Non-League.