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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.

EFL League One
Season2019–20
RelegatedBury (expelled)
2020–21

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.[1]

Financially troubled Bolton had been threatened with expulsion but were saved in a buy-out on 28 August.[2][3]

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.[4][5]

Team changesEdit

The following teams have changed division since the 2018–19 season.

StadiumsEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Accrington Stanley Accrington Crown Ground 5,057
AFC Wimbledon London (Kingston upon Thames) Kingsmeadow 4,850
Blackpool Blackpool Bloomfield Road 17,338
Bolton Wanderers Bolton University of Bolton Stadium 28,723
Bristol Rovers Bristol Memorial Stadium 12,300
Burton Albion Burton upon Trent Pirelli Stadium 6,912
Coventry City Birmingham St Andrew’s 29,409
Doncaster Rovers Doncaster Keepmoat Stadium 15,231
Fleetwood Town Fleetwood Highbury Stadium 5,327
Gillingham Gillingham Priestfield Stadium 11,582
Ipswich Town Ipswich Portman Road 30,311
Lincoln City Lincoln Sincil Bank 10,120
Milton Keynes Dons Milton Keynes Stadium MK 30,500
Oxford United Oxford Kassam Stadium 12,500
Peterborough United Peterborough London Road Stadium 15,314
Portsmouth Portsmouth Fratton Park 19,669
Rochdale Rochdale Spotland Stadium 10,500
Rotherham United Rotherham New York Stadium 12,021
Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury New Meadow 9,875
Southend United Southend-on-Sea Roots Hall 12,392
Sunderland Sunderland Stadium of Light 48,707
Tranmere Rovers Birkenhead Prenton Park 16,789
Wycombe Wanderers High Wycombe Adams Park 10,137

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

Team Manager1 Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsor
Accrington Stanley   John Coleman   Séamus Conneely Adidas Wham
AFC Wimbledon   Wally Downes   Will Nightingale Puma Sports Interactive
Blackpool   Simon Grayson   Jay Spearing Erreà Blackpool Council
Bolton Wanderers   Keith Hill   Liam Bridcutt Infinity Apparel Home Bargains
Bristol Rovers   Graham Coughlan   Ollie Clarke Macron Utilita Energy[6]
Burton Albion   Nigel Clough   Jake Buxton TAG Prestec UK Ltd[7]
Coventry City   Mark Robins   Liam Kelly Hummel Allsopp & Allsopp
Doncaster Rovers   Darren Moore   Ben Whiteman Elite Pro Sports LNER
Fleetwood Town   Joey Barton   Paul Coutts Hummel BES Utilities
Gillingham   Steve Evans   Max Ehmer Macron MEMS Power Generation
Ipswich Town   Paul Lambert   Luke Chambers Adidas Magical Vegas
Lincoln City   Michael Appleton   Lee Frecklington Erreà SRP Hire Solutions [8]
Milton Keynes Dons   Paul Tisdale   Dean Lewington Erreà Suzuki
Oxford United   Karl Robinson   John Mousinho Puma Singha Beer
Peterborough United   Darren Ferguson   Mark Beevers Nike Mick George
Portsmouth   Kenny Jackett   Brett Pitman Nike University of Portsmouth
Rochdale   Brian Barry-Murphy   Callum Camps Erreà Crown Oil Ltd
Rotherham United   Paul Warne   Richard Wood Puma Embark Group (Home), Mears (Away & 3rd)
Shrewsbury Town   Sam Ricketts   David Edwards Admiral Tuffins Supermarkets (Home), Shropshire Homes (Away)
Southend United   Gary Waddock   Mark Milligan Nike Paddy Power (unbranded) 2
Sunderland Vacant   Grant Leadbitter Adidas Children with Cancer UK
Tranmere Rovers   Micky Mellon   Scott Davies Puma Essar
Wycombe Wanderers   Gareth Ainsworth   Matt Bloomfield O'Neills Cherry Red Records (Home),[9] Dormeo (Away)

Managerial changesEdit

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[10] 21 May 2019
Bury   Ryan Lowe[11] Signed by Plymouth Argyle 5 June 2019   Paul Wilkinson[12] 2 July 2019
Doncaster Rovers   Grant McCann[13] Signed by Hull City 21 June 2019   Darren Moore[14] 10 July 2019
Blackpool   Terry McPhillips[15] End of contract 5 July 2019   Simon Grayson[16] 6 July 2019
Bolton Wanderers   Phil Parkinson[17] Resigned 21 August 2019 23rd   Keith Hill[18] 31 August 2019
Southend United   Kevin Bond[19] 6 September 2019 22nd   Gary Waddock[a] 13 September 2019
Lincoln City   Danny Cowley[20] Signed by Huddersfield Town 9 September 2019 5th   Michael Appleton[21] 20 September 2019
Sunderland   Jack Ross[22] Sacked 8 October 2019 6th

League tableEdit

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
2 Wycombe Wanderers 12 6 5 1 21 13 +8 23
3 Peterborough United 12 6 3 3 28 15 +13 21 Qualification for League One play-offs
4 Bristol Rovers 12 6 3 3 15 12 +3 21
5 Fleetwood Town 11 6 2 3 20 14 +6 20
6 Blackpool 13 5 5 3 17 15 +2 20
7 Coventry City 12 5 5 2 16 15 +1 20
8 Oxford United 13 5 4 4 27 17 +10 19
9 Sunderland 11 5 4 2 16 14 +2 19
10 Rotherham United 11 5 3 3 18 10 +8 18
11 Doncaster Rovers 11 4 4 3 13 13 0 16
12 Lincoln City 13 5 1 7 17 19 −2 16
13 Shrewsbury Town 11 4 4 3 10 13 −3 16
14 Burton Albion 10 4 3 3 14 9 +5 15
15 Gillingham 12 3 5 4 17 14 +3 14
16 Portsmouth 10 3 4 3 12 11 +1 13
17 Rochdale 12 3 4 5 14 21 −7 13
18 Tranmere Rovers 12 3 3 6 16 21 −5 12
19 Milton Keynes Dons 12 4 0 8 12 19 −7 12
20 Accrington Stanley 12 2 5 5 15 21 −6 11
21 AFC Wimbledon 13 2 3 8 18 24 −6 9 Relegation to EFL League Two
22 Southend United 12 1 1 10 13 32 −19 4
23 Bolton Wanderers 10 0 4 6 2 25 −23 −8[b]
24 Bury 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 −12[c] Club expelled
Updated to match(es) played on 13 October 2019. Source: EFL Official Website
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[26]
Notes:
  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Bolton Wanderers deducted 12 points for entering administration.[23]
  3. ^ 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.[24][25]

ResultsEdit

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
Accrington Stanley 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–3 1–3
AFC Wimbledon 1–1 1–3 a 3–2 1–2 1–1 0–0
Blackpool 2–0 2–1 0–3 2–1 1–1 1–2
Bolton Wanderers 0–0 0–0 0–5 0–0 1–1
Bristol Rovers 3–3 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 0–0
Burton Albion 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–1
Coventry City 2–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–1
Doncaster Rovers 0–1 3–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 2–1
Fleetwood Town 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–1
Gillingham 2–2 5–0 1–2 0–1 3–1 2–0
Ipswich Town 2–1 0–0 3–0 1–1 4–1
Lincoln City 2–0 0–1 2–0 0–6 4–0 2–0
MK Dons 2–1 0–3 0–1 2–1 0–4 1–0 0–1
Oxford United 2–4 3–3 3–0 3–0 1–0 3–0
Peterborough United 3–2 1–3 2–2 2–0 6–0 3–0
Portsmouth 1–0 2–2 3–3 0–0 2–0
Rochdale 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–3
Rotherham United 6–1 4–0 0–2 0–0 1–1
Shrewsbury Town 0–0 0–3 1–0 0–0 4–3
Southend United 0–1 1–4 1–3 3–3 0–2 0–3
Sunderland 3–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–1
Tranmere Rovers 5–0 2–1 2–2 2–2 2–3 0–1
Wycombe Wanderers 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–2 3–3 1–0 4–3
Updated to match(es) played on 13 October 2019. Source: EFL Official Website
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.

Top scorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

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