Mark Lea - Good Cod they are going up

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Clearly the focus for football fans in this area has been towards the bottom of the Blue Square Bet Premier table.

But while Kettering Town’s troubles on and off the pitch will inevitably leave them playing at a lower level next season, there are other issues in the Conference which deserve more mentions.

Most importantly, you have to say well done to Fleetwood Town.

It’s been a record-breaking season on the Fylde coast with another ambitious club seeing their dreams come true.

The Cod Army will be joining the Football League and the fantastic facilities on offer at Highbury certainly won’t look out of place in the fourth division.

Yes, they have spent a lot of money in a rapid rise through the ranks.

They are not the first to do so and presumably not the last ones to at least try it either.

Among all the former League clubs who haven’t bounced back yet (and some who probably never will), it’s good to see newcomers going up.

The play-offs will provide an opportunity for someone else to rejoin the League.

It would appear to be particularly harsh on Wrexham if they miss out on promotion.

There is a strong possibility that the Dragons will get 100 points and still need two or three more wins.

Credit to the supporters-run club having lost the services of Dean Saunders and handed an opportunity to Andy Morrell.

This afternoon, meanwhile, Kettering won’t be given much hope of halting Kidderminster Harriers’ push for a top-five finish.

Considering they come up against Luton Town and Mansfield Town in the next two Saturdays, no doubt Steve Burr’s side will be hoping for a relatively comfortable fifth successive win without the requirement for last-gasp goals.