Rotherham United are promoted

Rotherham United are promoted

By David Beddows | 09/06/2020

Rotherham United are promoted

ROTHERHAM United are back in the Championship.

EFL clubs this afternoon voted to end the League One season with final positions based upon unweighted points per game, meaning the second-placed Millers go up behind champions Coventry City. 

The third promotion place will be decided by a four-team play-off between Wycombe, Oxford, Portsmouth and Fleetwood.

Tranmere, who had tabled a motion for final placings to be decided including a "margin for error" calculation on EFL results over the last three seasons, are relegated to League Two along with Southend and Bolton. Their proposal and other amendments from Lincoln, Ipswich and Stevenage failed to attract a majority.

The Millers stood five points behind Coventry but two clear of their nearest chasers when the season was suspended in March due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Rotherham's promotion is their second in three seasons under manager Paul Warne, having gone up to the Championship via the play-offs two years ago

Today's ruling also satisfies chairman Tony Stewart's appeal for "common sense" after several lower division clubs voiced worries over the financial impact of playing on behind closed doors.

The League Two campaign has also ended under the same principles as in League One. The Championship is set to play to a conclusion, starting on June 20.

Today's EFL statement said: " League One Clubs have voted by an overwhelming majority to formally end the 2019/20 season.

"As a result, the final League standings have now been confirmed meaning that Coventry City have been confirmed as Champions with Rotherham United securing the second automatic promotion place to the Championship.

"Wycombe Wanderers, Oxford United, Portsmouth and Fleetwood Town will contest the Sky Bet Play-Offs with the schedule to be announced in due course, while Tranmere Rovers, Southend United and Bolton Wanderers will start the 2020/21 season in League Two."