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2015–16
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The 2015–16 Football League Two (referred to as the Sky Bet League Two for sponsorship reasons) is the 12th season of the Football League Two under its current title and the 24th season under its current league division format. The season will begin on 8 August 2015, and conclude on 7 May 2016.

Twenty four clubs will participate, eighteen of which remain in League Two having been neither promoted nor relegated at the end of the 2014–15 season. These teams will join Notts County, Crawley Town, Leyton Orient and Yeovil Town, whom were relegated from 2014–15 Football League One, and also by Barnet and Bristol Rovers, whom were promoted from the 2014–15 Football Conference.

Changes from last season

Team changes

The following teams have changed division since the 2014–15 season.

To League Two

Promoted from Conference Premier

Relegated from Football League One

From League Two

Relegated to National League

Promoted to Football League One

Team overview

Stadia and locations

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Accrington Stanley Accrington Crown Ground 5,057
AFC Wimbledon London (Norbiton) Kingsmeadow 4,850
Barnet London (Canons Park) The Hive Stadium 5,233
Bristol Rovers Bristol Memorial Stadium 11,916
Cambridge United Cambridge Abbey Stadium 9,617
Carlisle United Carlisle Brunton Park 16,981
Crawley Town Crawley Broadfield Stadium 5,996
Dagenham & Redbridge London (Dagenham) Victoria Road 6,078
Exeter City Exeter St James Park 8,830
Hartlepool United Hartlepool Victoria Park 8,240
Leyton Orient London (Leyton) Brisbane Road 9,271
Luton Town Luton Kenilworth Road 10,356
Mansfield Town Mansfield Field Mill 8,200
Morecambe Morecambe Globe Arena 6,476
Newport County Newport Rodney Parade 7,850
Northampton Town Northampton Sixfields Stadium 7,653
Notts County Nottingham Meadow Lane 20,211
Oxford United Oxford Kassam Stadium 12,500
Plymouth Argyle Plymouth Home Park 17,767
Portsmouth Portsmouth Fratton Park 20,662
Stevenage Stevenage Broadhall Way 6,722
Wycombe Wanderers High Wycombe Adams Park 10,284
Yeovil Town Yeovil Huish Park 9,565
York City York Bootham Crescent 7,872

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Crawley Town England John Gregory Mutual consent 9 May 2015 Pre-season England Mark Yates 19 May 2015
Leyton Orient Flag of Italy Fabio Liverani 13 May 2015 England Ian Hendon 28 May 2015
Plymouth Argyle Flag of Republic Ireland John Sheridan 28 May 2015 Scotland Derek Adams 11 June 2015
Stevenage England Graham Westley End of contract 31 May 2015 England Teddy Sheringham 21 May 2015
Newport County England Terry Butcher Sacked 1 October 2015 24th Flag of Republic Ireland John Sheridan 2 October 2015
York City England Russ Wilcox 26 October 2015 21st Scotland Jackie McNamara 4 November 2015
Cambridge United England Richard Money 2 November 2015 18th England Shaun Derry 12 November 2015
Yeovil Town Scotland Paul Sturrock 1 December 2015 24th England Darren Way 31 December 2015
Luton Town England John Still 17 December 2015 17th Flag of Wales Nathan Jones 6 January 2016
Dagenham & Redbridge England Wayne Burnett 21 December 2015 24th England John Still 31 December 2015
Notts County Netherlands Ricardo Moniz 29 December 2015 15th Scotland Jamie Fullarton 10 January 2016
Newport County Flag of Republic Ireland John Sheridan Signed by Oldham 13 January 2016 20th Flag of Northern Ireland Warren Feeney 15 January 2016
Leyton Orient England Ian Hendon Sacked 18 January 2016 11th England Kevin Nolan 21 January 2016
Stevenage England Teddy Sheringham 1 February 2016 19th England Darren Sarll 1 February 2016
Hartlepool United England Ronnie Moore 10 February 2016 22nd England Craig Hignett 11 February 2016
Notts County Scotland Jamie Fullarton 19 March 2016 19th England Mark Cooper 20 March 2016
Leyton Orient England Kevin Nolan Demoted from position 12 April 2016 11th England Andy Hessenthaler 12 April 2016
Crawley Town England Mark Yates Sacked 25 April 2016 18th England Dermot Drummy 27 April 2016
Notts County England Mark Cooper End of contract 7 May 2016 17th

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Northampton Town  (C) (P) 46 29 12 5 82 46+36 99 Promotion to
Football League One
2 Oxford United  (P) 46 24 14 8 84 41+43 86
3 Bristol Rovers  (P) 46 26 7 13 77 46+31 85
4 Accrington Stanley  (Q) 46 24 13 9 74 48+26 85 Qualification to the
League Two play-offs
5 Plymouth Argyle  (Q) 46 24 9 13 72 46+26 81
6 Portsmouth  (Q) 46 21 15 10 75 44+31 78
7 AFC Wimbledon  (P) (Q) 46 21 12 13 64 50+14 75
8 Leyton Orient 46 19 12 15 60 61−1 69
9 Cambridge United 46 18 14 14 66 55+11 68
10 Carlisle United 46 17 16 13 67 62+5 67
11 Luton Town 46 19 9 18 63 61+2 66
12 Mansfield Town 46 17 13 16 61 53+8 64
13 Wycombe Wanderers 46 17 13 16 45 44+1 64
14 Exeter City 46 17 13 16 63 65−2 64
15 Barnet 46 17 11 18 67 68−1 62
16 Hartlepool United 46 15 6 25 49 72−23 51
17 Notts County 46 14 9 23 54 83−29 51
18 Stevenage 46 11 15 20 52 67−15 48
19 Yeovil Town 46 11 15 20 43 59−16 48
20 Crawley Town 46 13 8 25 45 78−33 47
21 Morecambe 46 12 10 24 69 91−22 46
22 Newport County 46 10 13 23 43 64−21 43
23 Dagenham & Redbridge  (R) 46 8 10 28 46 81−35 34 Relegation to the
Conference Premier
24 York City  (R) 46 7 13 26 51 87−36 34
Updated to games played on 7 May 2016
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament


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