Instant guide to the lower Leagues
Nick Szczepanik looks at the season ahead in Leagues One and Two
Sunday 31 July 2011
It's Terriers time In the past five League One campaigns Huddersfield have finished 15th, 10th, 9th, 6th – losing in the play-off semi-finals – and 3rd, losing in the final. Logic says they will take the final step to promotion this time.
Lofty ambitions Barnet have avoided relegation from League Two on the final day of the past two seasons. Perhaps this time they will give their supporters' nerves some respite by guaranteeing safety with a week to spare...
Members only The Full Members Trophy has had many sponsors – Auto Windscreens, LDV Vans, Johnstone's Paint – but the constant is Carlisle United. They have reached the final a record six times, winning twice.
Foreign currency Two foreign former Premier League forwards-turned-managers take charge of their first competitive matches in the Football League next week. Uwe Rösler, once of Manchester City, leads Brentford against Yeovil Town while Paolo Di Canio will be in the dug-out for Swindon Town's home match with Crewe Alexandra.
Shock of the new League Two new boys Crawley Town are favourites to continue their success by securing promotion to League One at the first attempt. Blue Square Premier play-off winners AFC Wimbledon also make their Football League bow.
Eleven up League Two Bradford City are aiming to attract average gates of over 11,000 for the sixth successive season.
House full The largest crowd in League One is likely to be a derby between Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday. Their last meeting drew 35,485 to Hillsborough.
Goals galore Peterborough United scored 106 last season. Leading scorers in Leagues One and Two this time could be Crawley, who rattled in 93 in the Blue Square Premier.
Lincoln lean Lincoln City's relegation from League Two last season means Scunthorpe United are the only Football League club in Lincolnshire.
Ups and downs Eight clubs currently in Leagues One and Two have lost their League place and recovered it.
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