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Less Travelling For The U's

Less Travelling For The U's

With the League One and League Two play-off finals now finished, the League One line up for the 2013/14 season has been finalised with Bradford and Brentford making up the list - and the U's will travel almost 1,000 miles less next season.

Bradford, managed for former U's hero Phil Parkinson, ran out 3-0 winners in the League Two final yesterday over another former U's manager, Aidy Boothroyd, as his Northampton side fell three goals behind within the opening half an hour.

Meanwhile, a second half header from Harlee Dean wasn't enough to prevent Uwe Rosler's Brentford from slipping to a 2-1 defeat to Yeovil today, who take up a place in the Championship.

It is further heartbreak for the Bees who were a penalty away from the Championship in their final day clash with Doncaster, but it does provide another more local trip for the U's next season.

Joe Dunne's men will face a total round-trip mileage of 7,514 next season, with an average distance of 163.4 miles to each of their twenty-three opponents through the season.

Having swapped Doncaster, Bournemouth, Yeovil, Hartlepool, Bury, Scunthorpe and Portsmouth for Bradford, Bristol City, Gillingham, Peterborough, Port Vale, Rotherham and Wolves, the U's are saving a total of 931 miles from their round-trip mileage, with the average distance falling by 12.6 miles.

Meanwhile, next season sees the U's make seven trips that are under one-hundred miles in distance, compared to five last season, gaining Gillingham and Peterborough that fall into that category.

Distances from the WHCS to each opponent is listed below;

Brentford - 76.9
Bradford - 213.0
Bristol City - 194.0
Carlisle - 314.0
Coventry - 137.0
Crawley - 91.5
Crewe - 208.0
Gillingham - 70.2
Leyton Orient - 53.3
MK Dons - 99.4
Notts County - 144.0
Oldham - 234.0
Peterborough - 95.2
Port Vale - 201.0
Preston - 259.0
Rotherham - 185.0
Sheff Utd - 189.0
Shrewsbury - 197.0
Stevenage - 58.7
Swindon - 154.0
Tranmere - 255.0
Walsall - 160.0
Wolves - 168.0

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Writer:Colchester Dan
Date:Monday May 20 2013
Time: 12:24AM

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