2019–20 EFL League One
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The 2019–20 EFL League One (referred to as the Sky Bet League One for sponsorship reasons) is the 16th season of Football League One under its current title and the 28th season under its current league division format.
Newly promoted Bury were expelled from the EFL on 27 August 2019, due to financial issues at the club. They could not satisfy the requirements of their notice of withdrawal issued by the EFL for this deadline date. The league will operate with 23 teams for 2019–20, with three teams being relegated to League Two for the 2020–21 season, rather than the usual four. Having not fulfilled any of their league fixtures for the current season, as they were all postponed, no results were expunged.
Bolton failed to fulfill their fixture against Doncaster Rovers on 20 August. They called off the game 26 hours before kick off without informing the EFL nor Doncaster, claiming concerns over younger players' welfare.
The following teams have changed division since the 2018–19 season.
To League One
Promoted from League Two
Relegated from Championship
From League One
Promoted to Championship
Relegated to League Two
Personnel and sponsoringEdit
- 1 According to current revision of List of current Premier League and English Football League managers.
- 2 Southend's shirt does not display Paddy Power's logo as part of the bookmakers "Save Our Shirt" campaign.
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Position in table||Incoming manager||Date of appointment|
|Gillingham||Mark Patterson||End of caretaker spell||4 May 2019||Pre-season||Steve Evans||21 May 2019|
|Bury||Ryan Lowe||Signed by Plymouth Argyle||5 June 2019||Paul Wilkinson||2 July 2019|
|Doncaster Rovers||Grant McCann||Signed by Hull City||21 June 2019||Darren Moore||10 July 2019|
|Blackpool||Terry McPhillips||End of contract||5 July 2019||Simon Grayson||6 July 2019|
|Bolton Wanderers||Phil Parkinson||Resigned||21 August 2019||23rd||Keith Hill||31 August 2019|
|Southend United||Kevin Bond||6 September 2019||22nd||Gary Waddock[a]||13 September 2019|
|Lincoln City||Danny Cowley||Signed by Huddersfield Town||9 September 2019||5th||Michael Appleton||20 September 2019|
|Sunderland||Jack Ross||Sacked||8 October 2019||6th|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion, qualification or relegation|
|1||Ipswich Town||11||8||3||0||21||5||+16||27||Promotion to the EFL Championship|
|3||Peterborough United||12||6||3||3||28||15||+13||21||Qualification for League One play-offs|
|19||Milton Keynes Dons||12||4||0||8||12||19||−7||12|
|21||AFC Wimbledon||13||2||3||8||18||24||−6||9||Relegation to EFL League Two|
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results; 5) Wins; 6) Away goals; 7) Penalty points (sec 9.5); 8) 12-point sending-off offences
- Waddock has been appointed as caretaker until further notice and is expected to take charge for the first game of the season. However, he could be appointed as permanent manager.
- Bolton Wanderers deducted 12 points for entering administration.
- Bury deducted 12 points for entering into an insolvency event, before later being expelled from the EFL on August 27 2019. At the time of their expulsion, they had played no matches.
|Home \ Away||ACC||WIM||BLP||BOL||BRI||BRT||COV||DON||FLE||GIL||IPS||LIN||MKD||OXF||PET||POR||ROC||ROT||SHR||STD||SUN||TRA||WYC|
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.
- As of 12 October 2019
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