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STATEMENT: LEAGUE TWO OPTS TO CURTAIL

CEO Ian Mather Reaction

9 June 2020

League Two Clubs have voted by an overwhelming majority to formally end the 2019/20 season.

The division had previously indicated their preference for curtailment but following today’s Extraordinary General Meeting, Clubs were required to pass a resolution in accordance with Regulation 9A.

As a result, the final League standings have now been confirmed meaning that Swindon Town have been confirmed as Champions with Crewe Alexandra and Plymouth Argyle securing the second and third automatic promotion places to League One. Cheltenham Town, Exeter City, Colchester United and Northampton Town will contest the Sky Bet PlayOffs with the following schedule agreed:

1st Legs

Thursday 18th June
Colchester United v Exeter City – 5.15pm
Northampton Town v Cheltenham Town – 7.45pm

2nd Legs

Monday 22nd June
Exeter City v Colchester United - 5.15pm
Cheltenham Town v Northampton Town – 8.00pm

Final (Wembley Stadium)
Monday 29th June 7.30pm

Under the proposals agreed by Clubs, the 24th placed Club in the League Two will be relegated to the National League provided the Board receives the necessary assurances that the National League will start Season 2020/21 (i.e. the relegated Club in League Two has somewhere to play). Due to ongoing disciplinary matters, the final placings cannot yet be confirmed.

Cambridge United CEO, Ian Mather commented: “The Football Club are satisfied with the outcome of today’s vote and curtailment of the 2019/20 League Two season, which allows us all to focus our efforts on ensuring Cambridge United’s stability and longevity moving forward beyond the current campaign.

“We are keen to engage in the EFL discussions which now turn towards the 2020/21 season; specifically around when that campaign can begin, as well as when the re-introduction of supporters into football stadiums is likely to happen. These will of course be significant decisions and play an important role in the Football Club’s continued management of the situation caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.

“We thank our supporters again for their continued and unwavering support during this period, and remain positive that together the Football Club can come through this.”


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