Ahead of a full Boxing Day slate, we’ve reached the midpoint of the English Football League season across the various levels in the system. This is true of League One, where the majority of clubs have reached the halfway point, though there are some clubs that had matches postponed or abandoned for various reasons.
Similar to the Championship, the top two clubs in League One automatically qualify for promotion, with the next four clubs vying for promotion via a playoff. Last season, Wigan Athletic (currently 19th in the Championship) and Blackburn Rovers (14th) earned automatic promotion, while Rotherham United (21st) defeated Shrewsbury Town for the third promotion spot.
The Top of the Table
Prior to the first matches of the second half on Wednesday, the top of the league table looked like this: