Cambridge United will be hoping to stay in League One this weekend just as Forest Green are set to play out their final game in the third tier after they were confirmed as relegated a few weeks back already.
Usually, when two sides in the relegation zone meet with one another on the final day of a League One season, we're set to watch a thriller play out and see one side go down and the other stay in the division. Now, however, Cambridge have are the only side who can come out with anything in this match, while Forest Green are already set to be sent back into League Two at the end of this week after a confirmed relegation following on from a dismal season.
Cambridge are sitting behind Morecambe by one point in the bottom four and they are one adrift of MK Dons in 20th. Cambridge had a chance to head into this game with fate in their hands, but they were defeated by Burton Albion in midweek after an early goal from the Brewers. It now keeps the club hanging onto the hope of MK Dons and Morecambe losing their games and Cambridge winning this one.
At the same time, however, playing the team in last place who have been relegated for weeks already is easily the best game for the club to play this weekend.
The U's have now lost 26 times in the league this season and only Forest Green have lost more. It also leaves the club with a seven-goal deficit on MK Dons in the safe spots if it were to come down to goals difference. The U's have now lost 26 times in the league this season and only Forest Green have lost more. It also leaves the club with a seven-goal deficit on MK Dons in the safe spots if it were to come down to goals difference.
As for Forest Green, they have earned 27 points all season long and relegation has been on the cards since practically a few games. It now means they've won just six times and conceded 87 goals from 45 games and put on record one of the worst-ever performances in League One's history.
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