With York City not having won in 2015 the relegation candidates for conference football next season is looking very interesting, with Oxford United climbing up the table to 15th the relegation dog fight looks like it will go all the way to the end of the season with at least 5 teams fighting for league 2 survival.
With Hartlepool being bottom since the first couple of months they look odds on favourites for the drop but can they rescue there season? The next 5 fixtures for Hartlepool are: Northampton at home, Stevenage at home, Bury away, and Wimbledon at home. Can they get 15 points from the next 5 games? I’m not sure but they will be very tough as Northampton have had a renaissance being seen over by Oxford United’s ex manager Chris Wilder who recently won the Manager of the month award for January. With the loan window opening this week as Plymouth have signed Tareiq Holmes Dennis who was very impressive in his loan spell with Oxford United.
On the subject of Oxford, will they sign Richard Brindley permanently as he was only signed for a month long loan, will they bring in a creative midfielder to give more competition to the likes of the more experienced pros like Michael Collins and Andy Whing?
One thing is for sure, Oxford, York and Cheltenham cannot afford relegation.