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League Two Guide: O to Y

12 June 2015

Our third installment on who the O's will be facing next season

This is the third and final part of our look at who Orient will be coming up against next, starting with Oxford United and ending with last season's play-off finalists Wycombe Wanderers.

The odds collated are from Football League sponsors Sky Bet, and correct at the time of publication.

OXFORD UNITED
Manager: Michael Appleton
Last season: 13th, League Two
League Record: W10 D13 L9 Last time we met: 2005-06
Promotion Odds: 7/4
Relegation Odds: 33/1

Oxford got off to a poor start last season in League Tw, failing to win any of their opening seven games.
However, the U’s went on to secure a solid mid-table finish and have already been busy with the signings of former Scunthorpe goalkeeper Sam Slocombe, Kemar Roofe, Exeter midfielder Liam Sercombe and striker Ryan Taylor.
Last played the Kassam Stadium side in 2005-06, and the O's picked up a famous victory to secure promotion from this 10 years ago.

PORTSMOUTH
Manager: Paul Cook
Last season: 16th, League Two
League Record: W 9 D11 L12 Last time we met: 2012-13
Promotion Odds: 1/1
Relegation Odds: 40/1

Pompey have already been placed as bookmakers' favourites to go up having appointed Paul Cook as boss, who left League One side Chesterfield for the challenge at Fratton Park.
Last season proved to be a tough one for the former Premier League side, and they briefly flirted with relegation before finishing 16th in the table under Andy Awford – Cook’s predecessor.
Despite losing Jed Wallace to Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers, have added Accrington’s Kai Naismith and Doncaster winger Kyle Bennett to their squad already.

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE
Manager: Derek Adams
Promotion Odds: 9/2
Relegation Odds: 11/1
League Record:  W16 D9 L25 Last time we met: 2010-11.

Plymouth enjoyed a good season, and just lost out to Wycombe Wanderers in the play-off semi-final.
But that proved to be the end of boss John Sheridan who left due to family reason, and the Pilgrims have appointed former Ross County manager Derek Adams as their new boss for the 2015-16 season.
Last met in the league back in 2010-11, but the O’s did make the trip to Home Park last season where they emerged victorious in a Capital One Cup tie in a penalty shoot-out with the game having finished 3-3 after extra time.

STEVENAGE
Manager: Teddy Sheringham
Promotion Odds: 9/2
Relegation Odds: 12/1
League Record:  W4 D1 L1. Last time we met: 2013-14.

Stevenage will be under the leadership of former England internatonal Teddy Sheringham after the striker took over from previous boss Graham Westley.
Much like Plymouth, Stevenage also made the play-offs last season, but were beaten in the semi-finals by eventual winners Southend.
Sheringham’s first signing was former Morecambe skipper Mark Hughes, and followed that up with ex-Aldershot striker Brett Wiliiams.

WYCOMBE WANDERERS
Manager: Gareth Ainsworth
Promotion Odds: 4/1
Relegation Odds: 10/1

Wycombe and boss Gareth Ainsworth will be hoping to go one better this season after being pipped to promotion by Southend United - missing out on promotion via the dreaded penalty shoot-out.
The Chairboys had narrowly avoided relegation the previous season, surviving on the final day of the campaign with a win at already-relegated, but completely a remarkable turnaround to just miss out last term.

YEOVIL TOWN
Manager: Paul Sturrock
Last season: 24th, League One.
League Record: W7 D6 L7 Last time we met: 2013-14
Promotion Odds: 9/2
Relegation Odds: 9/1

The O’s will be joined by the Glovers in League Two this season after their relegation from League One last season.
That sealed back-to-back relegations for the Huish Park outfit, who appointed Paul Sturrock as manager following the sacking of Gary Johnson – the manager who has taken them to the Championship after a 3-2 League One play-off final win over Brentford in 2013.

YORK CITY
Manager: Russ Wilcox
Last season: 18th, League Two.
League Record: W7 D5 L10 Last time we met: 2003-04.
Promotion Odds: 6/1
Relegation Odds:  9/1

The Minstermen are in League Two for their fourth successive season, having returned to the Football League in 2012 following a 2-1 win over Luton Town in the play-off final at Wembley.
Previous boss Nigel Worthington had helped keep them in the division in 2013, and masterminded their improvement the following season where they missed out in the play-offs.
A disappointing start to last term saw the former Norwich City boss replaced by former Scunthorpe boss Russ Wilcox.


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