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Peterborough overhaul deficit to seal final date

Craig Mackail-Smith signed off from London Road in style last night as his 34th goal of the season booked Peterborough United a League One play-off final place against Huddersfield Town.

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Swindon chairman Andrew Fitton stands down following relegation

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Northampton appoint Gary Johnson as manager

Northampton have appointed former Bristol City and Peterborough boss Gary Johnson as their new manager on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Swindon swift to appoint Paul Hart as manager

Swindon have appointed Paul Hart as their new manager until the end of the season just a day after Danny Wilson's resignation.

Sheffield Wednesday appoint Gary Megson

Sheffield Wednesday have appointed Gary Megson as first-team manager on a three-and-a-half year deal.

Irvine sacked as Wednesday slump

Sheffield Wednesday have sacked their manager Alan Irvine after just over a year in charge at Hillsborough.

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