Luke Pollard MP Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport
On Tuesday, League One and League Two sides voted to bring an immediate end to the 2019/20 season. The decision saw Plymouth Argyle promoted to the third tier of English football, having spent the previous season scrapping in League Two. The vote Tuesday evening brought the curtain down on what had sure to have been a thrilling run-in. The final league placings were decided by dividing points won by games played leaving Argyle occupying the final automatic promotion spot.
Luke Pollard MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, and life-long Argyle fan, said:
“It’s great news that Argyle will be back in League One next season. Anyone who watched Ryan Lowe’s team regularly this season knew we were heading up and that this is a well-deserved promotion.
It’s a shame we won’t get to celebrate properly at Home Park but, with a highly rated manager, a fantastic owner and a newly finished grandstand, Argyle are in a great position to go for promotion again next season!
This isn’t the way any of us wanted to finish the season, but points per game is the fairest way to settle the season. While Argyle has done well out of this system, it is less good news for clubs like Exeter.
Keeping clubs in business must now be the priority, and the generosity and loyalty of fans are central for our club’s future and every other club in the football league. In the meantime, it’s a good reason for a lockdown celebration.”