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Season Preview | Our Opponents

2 August 2023

Sky Bet League Two looks to be at its most competitive in season 2023/24 with some big names adding to an already strong division.

There is no denying a lot of eyes will be on Wrexham as they continue their Hollywood-esque story. The Welsh outfit arrive in League Two as big favourites for promotion and boast two former Shrimps in both Paul Mullin and Liam McAlinden respectively.

Fellow promotion winners from the National League, Notts County, will also provide fierce competition in League Two following last season's success. Adding David McGoldrick and Dan Crowley will certainly strengthen the quality in The Magpies' ranks and make them a big challenger in the upcoming campaign.


The division will also be adorned by the likes of Accrington Stanley, Forest Green Rovers and MK Dons, all of whom were relegated from League One last campaign. FGR and MK Dons have both made bold decisions in changing management teams. Forest Green have replaced Duncan Ferguson with David Horseman, who was most recently in charge of Southampton’s B team.

MK Dons have opted for former Fleetwood Town and Salford City manager Graham Alexander, whose last role was in the Scottish Premiership with Motherwell, where he led the Steelmen to European Football. Our near-neighbours Stanley have unsurprisingly stuck with John Coleman, who has been the trusted focal point of the club for many years, and they will hope his experience will help them bounce back at the first time of asking.


The Shrimps will see a number of familiar faces throughout the campaign, with Wembley winner Liam Gibson joining Harrogate Town. Furthermore, striker Courtney Duffus joined AFC Barrow, defender Ryan Delaney has joined Newport County, linking up with former reds Shane McLoughlin and Aaron Wildig, and Crewe Alexandra have added Ryan Cooney to their ranks.

We will face stern competition from big clubs across the division as Bradford City will again look to strengthen under the guidance of former Manchester City and Wales manager, Mark Hughes. Stockport County will also be looking to come back stronger from play-off heartache at the end of last season; they lost on penalties to Carlisle United at Wembley. Gillingham Manager Neil Harris will be looking to better a 17th place finish last term and Grant McCann returns to the dugout at Doncaster Rovers.

Opening Match

Our curtain raiser sees Walsall make the journey to the Mazuma Mobile Stadium, they finished 16th in League Two last season.

Mat Sadler will aim to ensure The Saddlers get off to a good start as he begins his first full campaign as Head Coach at the Poundland Bescot Stadium.

29-year-old defender Donveron Daniels was an important part of Walsall’s squad last season and will again be one of the essential experienced heads in the camp for 2023/24.


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