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Burton Albion seal promotion to the Championship

Burton Albion have sealed promotion to the Championship after a 0-0 draw at Doncaster.

Burton are promoted after drawing 0-0 at Doncaster Credit: PA

The point meant they finished just above Walsall, who needed a win today, and a Burton defeat in order to pip them into second place.

But Burton held on to draw against a Doncaster side that finished the game with nine men following injuries.

Walsall fans in voice as their side thrashed Port Vale Credit: PA

That meant Walsall's 5-0 win at Port Vale, which including a couple of long-distance wonder-goals, was in vain.

They will play Barnsley in the play-offs, and after today's result will go into the semi-final on a high.

Burton lead race to Championship at half time... Just

Burton Albion are leading the race to the Championship at half time, as they are drawing with Doncaster, 0-0.

Walsall are piling on the pressure though, as they are beating Port Vale 3-0.

That means if Burton lose to Doncaster, Walsall will be promoted. As it stands though, Burton are in the driving seat.

Walsall keep pressure on Burton by taking two-goal lead

Walsall are keeping the pressure on Burton by taking a two-goal lead in their match at Port Vale.

Burton will be promoted to the Championship if they draw at Doncaster, no matter what result Walsall achieve.

But if Burton lose today, and Walsall manage to overturn a three-goal swing in goal difference, it will be the Saddlers who are promoted.

Burton are currently drawing at Doncaster.


Local elections 2016: Walsall

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Walsall is a key battleground in these local elections as no one political party has overall control. So, a small change in the number of seats belonging to any one party - and the overall picture will change.

If Labour make a few gains they could take over from the Conservatives - Tory Mike Bird currently leads the council as the party is backed by the Independents. If the Conservatives make gains, their position will be more secure.

Those contesting their seats include the UKIP leader Liz Hazell and the Lib Dem leader Ian Shires.

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