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Blackpool Relegated

After two seasons in the Championship, Blackpool has been relegated to League One, as confirmed by their 3-2 defeat to Millwall, who now sit 5th in the Championship, once again in a respective playoff position. The team gave a good effort, but their loss means they are now three points adrift of safety and unable to catch both Reading and Huddersfield Town. The team had several injury concerns heading into the game, and while Keshi Anderson and Jerry Yates were passed fit, Jordan Thorniley was ruled out.

Despite making three changes, interim boss Stephen Dobbie's efforts weren't quite enough. Millwall made three changes from their last outing and took full advantage of Blackpool, who played a more physical and direct game, which suited Millwall far more. Although Blackpool pulled back twice, they eventually succumbed to Zian Flemming's penalty, sealing the fait on the Seasiders relegation. There is now two vacant impending clubs to be relegated along with Blackpool to Sky Bet League One, and based on the turn current form with a lot of those clubs, it is becoming increasingly difficult to gauge who it might be.

Most clubs will be expecting Shaun Maloney's Wigan Athletic to be the next relegated side, being the fact that if they don't successfully manage 3 points at Reading tomorrow afternoon, they will mathematically and officially be relegated to League One - but with back-to-back wins over Stoke and Millwall recently and a large fighting spirit on display from Maloney's men, we could see differently as Reading are also another club in contention of relegation with their poor form, before the final day of the season where another struggling side in Rotherham United visit the DW Stadium to cap-off the 2022/23 Championship campaign.

It is still all to play for with certain clubs - but as for Blackpool, they are now relegated and will be awaiting plans hopefully a strong League One re-build next season.

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